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SHORT FILMS

The silly and the serious - from the making of a painting, to poetry, to the adventures of a cowboy painter and Mardi Gras.

 

THE MARQUESS Of BATH interviewed by Kate Humble about the portrait

The painting hangs in his ancestral home, Longleat House, Wiltshire, England
The interview was first broadcast on the BBC programme about Longleat called Animal Park

 

'CHURCH GOING' by Philip LARKIN

with videos and photos of some East Anglian churches and some odd goings-on in Norwich Cathedral cloisters

 

THE MAKING OF A TRIPYCH

Showing the painting of - and explanation about - the painting 'INTERDEPENDENT OPPOSITES'

 

THE LITTLE COWBOY PAINTER GOES TO ITALY

and steals a Vespa and hides from the police in some famous paintings.

 

THREE POEMS ABOUT DOGS

An anonymous Victorian epitaph to a beloved dog; Oliver GOLDSMITH on virtue signalling; and HOFFMANN on a revengeful dog.

 

THREE POEMS ON THE THEME OF LOVE

Edward THOMAS; Robert GRAVES; WB YEATS.

 

THREE POEMS ON SPRING

SHAKESPEARE; Philip LARKIN; John FLETCHER.

 

THREE MORE POEMS

John DONNE; John BETJEMAN; Emily DICKINSON.

 

THREE POEMS

Edward THOMAS; Philip LARKIN; Emily DICKINSON.

 

A LITTLE COWBOY PAINTER

who goes to Los Angeles by train from New Orleans with his evil alter ego.

 

THE GHOST OF A ROGUE TOOTHBRUSH IN LOCKDOWN

animation

 

A SHORT WALK THROUGH VENICE

March 1995.

 

NEW ORLEANS and MARDI GRAS 2013 and ZYDECO in Louisiana

 

A BRIEF CHAT WITH TERRY MARSH ON THE MAKING OF Dr ZHIVAGO

for which, as production designer, he won an Oscar.

 

SAN FRANCISCO STREET MUSIC

 

A PORTRAIT of the ARTIST as a YOUNG COWBOY PAINTER

a piece of nonsense during an idle lockdown moment.