The Todmorden Book Festival commissioned a film from IOU based on their show Rear View, which is touring nationwide. A life-model looks back on her life from the perspective of her younger self. She tells the story of her life to come through reflections, predictions and observations set against the familiar streets and buildings of Todmorden. The narrative poetry is written and performed by local writer Jemima Foxtrot with a specially commissioned sound score by Monty Adkins and Susie Green. ‘Todmorden’ will premiered at the Festival launch in November 2018 and you can watch it in full here.
TODMORDEN By IOU Written and performed by Jemima FoxtrotDirected, devised and edited by David WheelerProduced by Joanne Wain
Music composed by Monty Adkins and Susie GreenFilm and post production by Tom Grimshaw at Airtight ProductionsAudio by Anthony Davey at Airtight ProductionsAssistant edit by Loui BinnsLocation assistants – Kate Henderson & Emily Brown
With Simon Manfield – Life-drawing class tutorLeslie Wakeford – Life modelArtists - Matthew Hurbert, Robert Currey, Tracey WilsonGeorgette Sunderland, Susan Turner, Eileen Cann, Clarke Avery, Jenny AckroydMother and children - Carla, Edgar and Celeste Daly
With thanks to Dorothy Maguire, Norma Thorp, Donna Murphy, Katie Murphy, Miriam Khaligie, Geraldine Dunne, Stephanie ElyThe Golden Lion, Bridge Café, Todmorden Golf Club, Artsmill With special thanks to the Rear View production and show teams