Adam Docker, director of Dear Hearing World answered our beloved questionnaire. And so it goes:
If of all your superpowers you could only keep one - which one would it be?
When it comes to complexity and difficulty of producing an art work filmmaking is very close to the top. What makes the whole journey, often unpleasant, worthwhile for you?
The most gruelling part of filmmaking is not having the resources to create what you have in your head. But it’s those very same obstacles which then allow you to think outside the box and a new scene can actually turn out better than if you had everything at your disposal. And that is extremely rewarding.
Why this film?
I worked with Raymond on a couple of other short projects, “What’s Wrong With Raymond” did quite well at festivals. Ray then came to me with an idea of getting Vilma Jackson, a British Sign Language actress, to perform one of his poems. We shot something in a studio and for some reason it just didn’t work. So we went back to the drawing board and came up with some new ideas. Then one evening we just hit the streets of Bethnal Green and shot different verses in different locations. Ray’s incredible poetry blended with Vilma’s thought provoking performance and Enos Desjardins beautifully crafted sound design, we realised we had something very different from the ordinary and a film that carried a really powerful and important message. (Interesting fact: The location are the same flats where Alexander McQueen the fashion designer was born and grew up, and also the same location for Little Britain’s Lou Todd and Andy Pipkin).
You have unlimited budget, green light for your dream project and can cast anyone you want…
Travel the world for two years filming tribes and interesting people and re-make some kind of ‘Baraka” “Powaqqatsi”.
What are your future goals regarding filmmaking?
Produce and create interesting films that have purpose, that strike a chord and mean something to people who watch them.
Any Instagram, Twitter or websites where your future fans can stalk you?
IG: @baronmeister @redearthstudio
FB: Adam Docker Director DOP - Red Earth Studio
If you want to hear what they had to say you’ll have to pop down to Streatham Space Project 10.9.2019 at 19.00 and see it for yourself.
Tickets HERE and on the door.