Liberty will premiere on YouTube on Friday 30 October at 7pm
Poet: David Ellington
English translation: Kyra Pollitt
Camera: Samuel Ash
Music: Sam Halmarack.
“The cold, cold shudder / of a world craving / blood, blood, blood. / Every day blood. / Leeching my freedom. / My freedom. / I will fight / to save my freedom.”
David Ellington brings to life his poignant and political BSL poem, Liberty, in a new highly-visual, poetic and physically realised short film commissionsed by Ad Infinitum and HOME.
This filmic poem draws on visual vernacular and BSL to examine what sets us apart, and what unites us. David has been collaborating with Ad Infinitum since 2016, we are delighted to be able to commission his artistic response to the situation we find ourselves in.
David Ellington’s roles have been diverse, including film, theatre, and television drama and presenting since 1997. Films and TV / adverts credits under his belt are Accessible adverts – The Last Leg (C4), Paralympic accessible advert (C4), Smirnoff – Deaf dancer. Film work includes: Small World- Episode 2 (Mutt & Jeff Pictures), Stand By Your Man (BBC), I’m Spaziticus – The Comedy Lab (C4), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC), Holby City (BBC) Theatre also includes Frozen (Fingersmiths), Paralympic Opening Ceremony / The Garden / Against the Tide (Strange Fruit & Graeae), Bent / Diary of an Action Man (Graeae), Under Milk Wood (Oxfordshire Theatre Tour Company). Circus art and street theatre experience also includes Extraordinary Bodies – What Am I Worth / Weighting (Diverse City & Cirque Bijou).