Graham Fellows Father Earth
Father Earth - A Documentary Feature Film (83 minutes) is touring the UK this Autumn, with each screening followed by an informal Q&A with Graham Fellows (AKA John Shuttleworth)
Father Earth is the true story of one man’s attempt to help save the planet, by converting a derelict church on the Orkney Isles into an eco friendly recording studio. It’s also a fascinating study of a psychological power struggle between a character comedian – Graham Fellows, and his long-standing creation – John Shuttleworth.
Father Earth is also about family relationships – specifically between fathers and sons – and it explores the paradox: how in the battle against extinction we are often distracted by personal and family issues, as they appear more important and pressing than the future of the planet.
Funny yet moving, and filmed mainly in the Orkney Isles over a 10 year period, Father Earth is Graham Fellows’ most thoughtful and accomplished movie to date. Previous work includes It’s Nice Up North filmed by Martin Parr (2004) and Southern Softies (2008)
With guest appearances from Sooty and Sweep, and a virtuoso performance from Graham’s mathematically driven elderly father Derek, this 83 minute documentary will be followed by a Q&A with performer/director Graham Fellows.
Watch Trailer for Father Earth
28th SHEFFIELD The Leadmill
29th BRADFORD National Film and Television Museum
5th NOTTINGHAM Bonnington Theatre
6th CHORLEY Chorley Theatre
7th KENDAL Brewery Arts
30th WORCESTER Worcester Swan
1st WIMBOURNE Tivoli
2nd HAVANT The Spring
6th BARTON ON HUMBER Ropewalk
9th EXETER Phoenix
10th BRIDPORT Bridport Arts Centre
12th CAMBRIDGE Junction
13th BRIGHTON Komedia
17th SALE Waterside Arts Centre
19th PENISTONE Penistone Paramount
27th MILTON KEYNES The Stables