Father Earth – A Graham Fellows Film
FATHER EARTH, the new feature film from Graham Fellows. is set to tour the UK Autumn 2022.
Iconic Filmmaker and Comedian Graham Fellows has followed his two previous indie features, It’s Nice Up North and Southern Softies, with his most personal film yet. FATHER EARTH is the touchingly quirky true story of one man’s efforts to save his world, whilst attempting to save the planet.
Can Graham, armed with a G Wiz electric car, successfully convert a derelict church on a windswept island in Orkney into an eco-friendly recording studio? Or will life and relationships, particularly those between fathers and sons, get in the way? And where does John Shuttleworth fit in to all this?
This 83 minute documentary will be touring cinema and arts venues around the UK from September through to December 2022 and each screening will be followed by a Q&A with Graham, who will reveal, amongst other things, why the film was 12 years in the making.
FATHER EARTH stars Graham Fellows as himself, and his comic alter ego John Shuttleworth – with guest appearances by Kids’ TV legends Sooty and Sweep and Graham’s eccentric and mathematically driven father Derek. Filmed mainly in the Orkney Isles, this is Fellows’ first movie project since Southern Softies in 2008, which was the sequel to It’s Nice Up North’ (2005) a collaboration with renowned photographer Martin Parr and described by The Telegraph as ‘A bit of a shambles, frankly, and utterly inspired’. Both films were distributed by Picture House and screened on Sky Arts TV.
FATHER EARTH is a Northern Pictures and Chic Ken Production, directed and edited by Graham Fellows. It stars Graham Fellows, Derek Fellows, Kevin Baldwin and George Fellows, with special guest appearances from John Shuttleworth, Richard Cadell and Sooty & Sweep. Camera: David Kew, Geraldine Geraghty, Matt Holt. Produced by Graham Fellows and Richard Bucknall.
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TOUR DATES & VENUES
28th – The Leadmill, SHEFFIELD
29th – National Film and Television Museum, BRADFORD
5th – Bonnington Theatre, NOTTINGHAM
6th – Chorley Theatre, CHORLEY
7th – Brewery Arts, KENDAL
8th – Heart of Hawick, HAWICK (in the Borders)
9th – Highland Cinema, FORT WILLIAM
10th – Eden Court, INVERNESS
12th – Kirkwall, ORKNEY
28th – John Peel Centre, STOWMARKET
30th – Worcester Swan, WORCESTER
1st – The Tivoli Theatre, WIMBORNE
2nd – The Spring Arts Centre, HAVANT
4th – Chapeltown Picturehouse, MANCHESTER
6th – The Ropewalk Arts Centre, BARTON ON HUMBER
8th – Phoenix Cinema, FINCHLEY, LONDON
9th – Phoenix Cinema, EXETER
10th – Bridport Arts Centre, BRIDPORT
12th – The Cambridge Junction, CAMBRIDGE
13th – Komedia, BRIGHTON
16th – Rio Cinema, DALSTON
17th – The Waterside, SALE
19th – Penistone Paramount, PENISTONE (Yorkshire)
20th – Ilkley Cinema, ILKLEY
24th – Riverhead Theatre, LOUTH
25th – The Temperance, LEAMINGTON SPA
26th – Colchester Arts Centre, COLCHESTER
27th – The Stables, MILTON KEYNES
29th – The Courtyard, HEREFORD
30th – Midlands Art Centre, BIRMINGHAM
4th – The Courthouse, OTLEY
7th – Guildhall, LEICESTER
8th – Kino Digital Cinema, BERMONDSEY