A film based on a several pages of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks [a selection of a selection of ] The words are from letters written by Edwin Morgan [sources: MIDWAY and … Continue reading Rare Species
My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.
We are greedy consumers of simple explanations in knowledge that the reality is anything but
A social maverick, maybe, but a timid one at that – Peter is not H E R E. A gentle gardener, part time Little Spartan – Peter is not H … Continue reading not H E R E
I was once a doctor. Patients trusted me. I could not ‘bullshit’ I got things wrong, made mistakes, and struggled with authority – I was unable to play the role.
Poets [Little Spartans or otherwise] need not follow rules. The philosopher [following nobody] was heckled by specialists for asking everyday questions. The world makes equals of us all. As time … Continue reading The world makes equal of us all
Rachel gave me this lovely present for Father’s Day. [In collecting ideas for my short films, I have filled so many ‘commonplace books’ with marginalia, poems and scribbles . . … Continue reading O M P H A L O S notebook
aye, a Little Spartan.
This is a quote by John Berger from ‘Understanding a photograph’. I like to think that Berger would have appreciated my approach to making films.
Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.
A film about Blackadder in the Borders. This film is for my mother, mother-in-law, my wife, and my daughter. It is also for Ella, Ena and Alice [Mrs Picken] Music … Continue reading Language is leaving me
This film is for Adam. It is the final film in a series. Music credit: ‘Intruder’ by Peter Gabriel. ‘Dr Marigold’: from the writings of Charles Dickens. The first … Continue reading Dr Marigold’s prescriptions