The first of two extracts from my feature documentary about the influential singer / songwriter Vashti Bunyan. The film premiered at the London Film Festival and was selected for the CPH Dox Copenhagen and Hot Docs / Toronto Festivals last year. The film has garnered some great reviews with this one from Time Out being particularly nice.
"Already familiar to fans of her music (and readers of the classier Sunday supplements), crystal-throated folkie Vashti Bunyan’s tale of exploitation, resignation, exile and rediscovery is already one of this century’s most enduring musical legends. Kieran Evans’ gorgeously shot, achingly intimate portrait retraces Bunyan’s infamous voyage by gypsy caravan, from Inner London to the Outer Hebrides, during which she wrote her stunning, commercially disastrous 1970 album ‘Just Another Diamond Day’. Mercifully avoiding too much self-congratulatory reunion footage, the film explores a very slim slice of Bunyan’s life in loving detail, pausing only to wonder at the enduring charm and mystery of this prodigious, prodigal talent. "