A short poetry film which I made in collaboration with the poet Hanan Issa. The poem is inspired by the story of ‘Blodeuwedd’ from the ancient book of stories called The Mabanogion. In this folktale, a wizard punishes Blodeuwedd by transforming her into an owl and forbidding her to show her face in daylight again. Traditionally, the story is told from the perspectives of the men, with the Blodeuwedd and her mother-in-law, the goddess of the moon, characterised as ‘bad’ and not conforming to societal expectations of women. As a result, both meet sorry ends. The film is set in a modern-day city at night and follows a woman’s journey through the dark streets alone, until she becomes aware of being stalked by a shadowy figure.
New Creatives is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.
New Creative Artist – Efa Blosse-Mason
Producer – Emma Lazenby
Poem by – Hanan Issa
Animator – Sophie Marsh
Link to watch on BBC iplayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b5lp9c?fbclid=IwAR3KWfcpxK6UPxri52cjAlJ-6xZTa3jQdsorsbc0ZNSy19lxvpVXe8UevvA
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I am an animator and film-maker from Cardiff, I speak Welsh and am part of the LGBTQ+ community. I studied animation at Bristol School of Animation. In 2019 my film 'Earthly Delights' won the Royal Television Society Award for best undergraduate animation.