Racing Time Directed by Adele Myers & Ra Page
Staring Roger Ashby & Josh Moran (Narrator)
Written by Chris Woods
Music by LZN02
In this short film an elderly runner traverses across rough terrain in extreme
weather conditions, struggling with the elements, the landscape and ultimately with time itself.
Racing Time is an adaptation of the poem Racing Time by Chris Woods. Having originally been published by Comma Press in the collection of poems, Dangerous Driving by Woods in 2007.
Inspired by the poet's neighbour Ron Heaton, a 70-year-old fell runner. Woods was impressed by Heaton's resolve to run in all weathers. The story behind this poem and the words thus inspired the filmmakers to create a work where the audience travel with him.
List of Festivals & Public Screenings ;
Altitude Film Festival, Devon. UK.
Cornerhouse Filmed Up NW Manchester. UK.
Kino Film Festival, Manchester. UK.
Filmonik Kabaret. Manchester. UK.
Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester. UK.
Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Lake District. UK.
Underwire Festival London. UK.
BAFA market place, London. UK.
Dunbar FilmPoem Festival Scotland. UK.
Earnshaw Film Club. Yorkshire. UK.
Lift -Off Festival. Liverpool. UK.
Bolton Octagon -Literature Live. Manchester. UK.
That’s Manchester - Freeview TV network channel 8, Manchester. UK.
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin.
Tarp poetry film festival, Vilnius. Lithuania.
Oslo poetry Film Festival . Norway.
Felix poetry Festival Antwerp.
Ginsberg Film Festival, South Africa.
FINISSAGE International Arts Festival, Mechelen Cultural Centre. Belgium.
Great Lakes Film Festival, Pennsylvania. USA.
Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition, Cork. Ireland.
CYCLOP Videopoetry Festival. Kiev. Ukraine.
Dimensions Arts Centre, Chongqing. China.
TIFAZ Festival, Mutare. Zimbabwe.
Unfold Acadia in association with Bokeh Yeah! Zimbabwe, Harare. Zimbabwe.