Poetry Short Film: Leisure

Released 13 April 2018 during the USA’s Poetry Month.

The poster

Watch the film

This short is one of 30 films commissioned by the Visible Poetry Project. They streamed a poetry film each day during April – for more info, visit https://www.visiblepoetryproject.com/videos and see under 13 April.

Live screenings took place across the USA and other locations around the world.

Shoot date: 30 January 2018
Completed: 13 March 2018
Location: London, UK
Release date: 13 April 2018
London Screening: 9 June 2018

Poetry: W H Davies
The Observer: Al Barclay
Cinematographer: Derk Russell
Editor: Gary Tobyn
Sound Design & Mix: John Wood
Executive Producer: Alex Max
Producer: Vincent Furnier
Director: A D Cooper

A glittering winter’s dawn over the City of London

Official logo for the Visible Poetry Project

The poet W H Davies

Screening 1st June, Weimar, Germany.

Screening at 22 Betterton Street on 9 June 2018 in a curated showcase from the Visible Poetry Project

The Observer at work

Screening in Texas, 23 March 2019

Screening along with the other 29 VPP poetry films in India

Screened at this festival on Governor’s Island on 29 July 2018

Screening mid November, Schiedam, Netherlands

Sunlight on St Pancras Railway Station in London

Camera Equipment supplied by Derk Russell

Sony A7s set to Cine 3, S-Gamut

Anamorphic - Lomo
50mm T2.4 Nas
75mm T2.4 Nas
300mm T4.3 Bas
Spherical - Canon 100 Macro 2.8

Finding quirky corners of London

Al Barclay on a cold crisp morning in London

Standing and staring with Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras

Moving Poems page reviewing the film

Wrapping the film with the sunset

Cast & Crew shot

Gary Tobyn finishing the edit