RUFUS STONE is the key output of the three-year ‘Gay and Pleasant Land?’ research project led by Bournemouth University academic, Dr Kip Jones. This project about positioning, ageing and gay life in rural South West England and Wales was part of the UK-wide New Dynamics of Ageing Project, funded by Research Councils UK. Jones created composite characters and the story from the biographic data and then collaborated with Director, Josh Appignanesi, who poetically represented the story in film.
BREAKING NEWS! RUFUS STONE shortlisted for the AHRC Research in Film Anniversary Award!
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“This film is as good as most Oscar-nominated shorts, and vastly superior to many. In my opinion, it is just about as good as a short film gets.” –Patricia Leavy, The Qualitative Report
WINNER: Grand Prize 'Alternative Spirit' and Best GBLT Film, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2012
Written for the screen and directed by Josh Appignanesi
Based on a story by Kip Jones
Director of Photography: Annika Summerson
Produced by Cecilia Frugiuele, Parkville Pictures
Executive Producer: Kip Jones
Funded by Research Councils UK and Bournemouth University
Starring: William Gaunt, Niall Buggy, Lin Blakley, Harry Kershaw, Tom Kane & Martha Myers-Lowe
Full Cast and Crew list and more information at: microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/rufus-stone/
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© 2012 Bournemouth University