Coast To Coast: Ross Thompson

Details

Location

Bangor, North Coast, Portrush

Year

2017

Source

Produced as part of Britain on Film: Coastal

Format

video

colour

Length

03min 46sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Dáithí McGibbon., National Museums Northern Ireland, Ross Thompson, TACA Works

Rights Holder

Northern Ireland Screen

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

The poet Ross Thompson was commissioned to respond to the moving image content of Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive in the creation of new work. 

His spoken word contributions have been set alongside edited archive films by TACA and a new soundtrack composition by Dáithí McGibbon.
 

Notes

Ross Thompson is an award-winning poet and writer, and also one of Lagan Press’ 12Now up-and-coming literary talents. His work is inspired by and draws on recurrent themes that include the sea and cinema.

The film features the following excerpts of archive material, all courtesy of National Museums Northern Ireland: 

Idyllic Images of Northern Ireland (1957) / Charm of Ulster (1959) / Blossom and Birds (1958) / Enchanting Portrush (1957) / Exploring The Tourist Attractions of the North Coast (1957) / Bangor Square Dancing (1950) / Letter from Northern Ireland (1955)

Credits

Produced and Edited by TACA 

Music composed by Dáithí McGibbon

Created as part of the BFI's Britain on Film project.

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