In 2012 I entered a competition run by English National Opera called Minioperas. The idea was for entrants to write librettos to be the bases of short operas, around five to seven minutes long. Both of the scripts I submitted made it into the final. One of these, Wreckage of Dreams (based on a scenario by Neil Gaiman), became the libretto for a piece written by Roger Assar Johansson, who went on to win the music stage of the competition.
Fast forward to October 2013 and Roger premiered the piece at Kulturnatta, an arts festival held in Gothenburg, Sweden. He invited me along to the show, where I got to meet him for the first time, along with Torsten Palmborg, who'd made a short film based on Roger's music, the performers and the director, Mira Bartov.
After the show I gave a speech about why I'd written the script, which was about an incident known as the 'left-to-die' boat, a tragedy that happened in 2011.
My brother, who came along for moral support, filmed the whole thing - and here it is.