Hell For Leather

Dir. David Wharton
Based on a poem by Milner Place

About the Film

Hell for Leather is the first visual poem I have ever attempted. I really enjoyed the process and would love to make another one soon. I love the fact that poems can be very cryptic and always require the film maker to be brave and film what it means to them. It was important for me not to spoon feed the audience but instead let the images wash over them and draw their own conclusions.

David Wharton initially studied photography at Southport College and then went on to further his studies at Salisbury College in Wiltshire. One term in and David saw the film Blade Runner, immediately he walked down to the Principals office and asked to be transferred to the Film Making course. After graduation David worked as a Camera Assistant at Shepperton Studios. After eight years he left to find his own film making voice.

Showing as part of Version Verse, SAT 14 NOV, 1pm, Cornerhouse.


Version Film Festival is sponsored by Lion Eyes

Festival & Commission Partner Futureworks

With support from The Granada Foundation

Organised by Comma Press