6 part HD Animation with voiceover and live oboe soundtrack
Six Metamorphoses After Ovid is a recent collaborative commission, with oboist Adrian Wilson, for Benjamin Britten’s centenary celebrations, a joint venture with Sheffield’s Music in the Round & Showroom Cinema. I was selected to create a six part 20 minute film to Britten’s 1951 oboe solo Six Metamorphoses After Ovid and created it using celluloid snippets and backstage footage from Powell-Pressberger films such as The Tales of Hoffman & Red Shoes & The Elusive Pimpernel.
With thanks to Adrian Wilson (oboist & Ensemble 360), Laura Sillars (Site Gallery), Joan Parsons (Showroom Cinema) & Tracy Bryant (Music in the Round) and Steven Terry for their support on this project and their leap of faith in selecting me to make this film. An extra special thanks to Julia Dunn for being so generous with access to her talented father Ivor Beddoes film archive.
The film premiered at Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema as part of Transformations with a live oboe performance by Adrian Wilson on 11th May 2013 and toured around the UK to a classical music audience and schools throughout 2013 & 2014.