A Shepherd's Hand
Directed by Richard Berry
UK, 2016, 5 minutes
Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Endurance running in the English Lake District, a slow game of energy and emotion, anxiety and anticipation: an unfolding physical landscape that you run through and an emotional landscape that runs through you….
This short film is set within an attempt on the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge and captures, through image and poetry, the beauty and intensity of movement through mountains.
The film pays tribute to one of the great characters of English fell running, Joss Naylor MBE, a working shepherd in a remote Lake District valley, and still an active runner at the age of 80. There is also here an acknowledgement the anonymity of the majority of runners who take up these significant running challenges, only a few names will ever be recognised, but every one has their story to tell.
Director: Richard Berry
Richard is an independent filmmaker based in The English Lake District, Cumbria, UK. He lived, travelled and worked in and around South East Asia for 14 years before returning to the UK in 2010 to formalise his experience by studying a BA in Adventure Media. He has been working full time as a filmmaker and ‘creative’ since then.
He is currently studying a Masters Degree in Creative Practice in order to expand his knowledge of storytelling.