David is a man who has spent his entire life working with wood. This might seem like nothing out of the ordinary, but when we take into account that he lives without a phone, a computer or mains electrical power; things become far more interesting.

His living accommodation, based in Cornwall, England, is a compound made up of various shacks which he has built with his own bare hands. His wood carvings represent years of intense study of the material, and he has the ability to uncover the personality each piece holds when it eventually arrives at his feet. This is a short story of a man who physically lives through his art, all year long. His part disconnection from the modern world shows an unmatched dedication and he represents a dying breed of craftsman. Meet, The Woodman!

Directed by Ryan Mackfall
Cinematography by Ryan Mackfall, Ryan Sharpe and Jamie Coupland
Edited by John John Phillips


GROUND by Christopher WIllits - facebook.com/christopher.willits.page
Nothing by Aisha Burns - facebook.com/aishaburnsmusic

I'd like to say a big thank you to Aisha, Christopher and their respective management companies/labels for their cooperation in providing music for this piece, and to Ryan Sharpe and Jamie Coupland for their assistance in the production process. Also a big thank you to David who has backed this project from the day I approached him asking to make a film about him. David's location will remain secret out of respect for his privacy.

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