This is a 'flicker film' by photographer and filmmaker Luke Forsythe. It is the first time he has made one of these films with a song in mind. It was shot at night on top of the south downs, M.N Hopwood's homeland, using a torch and a stills camera.
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I am Yours', the single, was co-produced by Petra Jean Phillipson, released through Republic of Music (Fleet foxes, Andrew Bird, Bright Eyes, Kid Creole, Midlake, Sigur Ros), and features M.N Hopwood, Petra Jean Phillipson and Arnulf Lindner (Kt Tunstall, Tom Jones, Heather Nova).
'And to this Last' is "an English pastoral. An elegy for love and loneliness, fear and redemption: a beautifully melancholic meditation on love and identity" BBC Radio 4.
In 2011 M.N Hopwood wrote his debut album ‘And to this Last’ (due for release in September 2012) capturing moments of beauty on recordings made in an old saxon church, situated in the foothills of the Sussex Downs. The church was used as an instrument and the space encompassed the songs giving them life and vibrance, incorporating the sounds of the place, the landscape and the people who came and went.