Dir. Julian Gray
Prod. Sue Riedl
Based on a poem by Billy Collins
Voice: Billy Collins
RT: 0:55

About the Film

In his poem “Budapest” Billy Collins describes the daydream of a writer, conjuring a strange world in which the writer’s hand goes off on its own. Using stop-motion animation Julian Grey visualized a rodent-like hand clutching a pen that forages through the “forest” of a writer’s desk where calligraphic bugs and animals draw life from an oasis of ink. This piece was commissioned by the JWT NY for the Sundance Channel Action Poetry Series.

Showing as part of International Showcase, FRI 13 NOV, 7.30pm, Cervantes.


Version Film Festival is sponsored by Lion Eyes

Festival & Commission Partner Futureworks

With support from The Granada Foundation

Organised by Comma Press