"When The Telescope Came."
"When The Telescope Came" is a short film by Kate Jessop and is based on the poem by Diana Syder. It is about a woman who tries to stop the stars falling into her house. The film features performance artist Adela Jones and incorporates animation with performance and hand drawn sets.
The film was screened at the International Literary Film Festival in NYC, November 2011. It is viewable at www.KateJessop.co.uk/kate_jessop.html
Director: Kate Jessop.
Writer: Diana Syder.
Performer: Adela Jones.
Narrator: Cerrie Burnell.
Based on a poem from the book The Planet-Box by poet Diana Syder and artist Laura Daly, Comma Press, ISBN 978-1905583249.
Kate Jessop, filmmaker.
Kate Jessop is a mixed-media animator filmmaker, combining hand crafted and new media techniques. Originally studying Illustration and playing music, she started making films five years ago resulting in a masters in Digital Animation in London. She learnt her craft in Manchester working with Comma Film, being produced by Ra Page. In 2007 she was included in the Best of Birds Eye View touring programme. In 2008 she won the Femme Fantastique award at the London Short Film Festival and was selected for the best of Women in Film and Television international touring programme ,showcasing new female filmmaking talent. Her BBFC certified film ‘Desires’ was shortlisted for the 2008 Virgin Media Shorts prize, touring 212 independent UK cinemas and is now distributed through Shorts International.
Diana Syder, poet.
Diana Syder is the author of four acclaimed collections of science-informed poetry: Planet Box, String, Maxwell's Rainbow, and Hubble. In 2000 she was the recipient a Public Awareness of Science Award (Institute of Physics).