FILM OF THE MONTH

TAKE ME UP THE LIGHTHOUSE - BY DEAN WILSON
Film by Dave Lee

Dave: The first film I made with Dean in colour. We'd been working in black and white and decided to widen the palette as this was the first film we made of poems from his new book Take Me Up The Lighthouse.

We shot it in The Ship in Witham in Hull late in the year. There was a really low winter sun streaming through the window. We were thinking of having people other than Dean in the new films, but only body parts, never the face. That's why the landlord appears briefly at the end. Then we changed our minds. So he's the only person other than Dean to ever appear in a Dean film. (Apart from one that Dean has banned me ever showing anyone!)



Dean: I made the poster you see at the beginning. I wanted it to be the sort of thing you see in pub window when they've got a artist on. The idea is that I'm appearing in an empty pub. I think that might be obvious, actually. Or, it is by the end of the film.

I love that pub. It's tucked away down a back street and I used to go in before my night shift sometimes.  




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