ABCTV trailer for the Australian release of The Cry which goes to air and streams on iView on Feb 3rd.
The process diary of film director Glendyn Ivin
Saw the New Year in quietly with some country fireworks and a swim on New Years day. 2018 was a huge year for me a director and us all as a family. 2019 promises more good things along with some challenges. Wishing you a creative year ahead!
Richard Billingham’s book Ray’s A Laugh (below) changed the way I saw photography and has inspired me directly and indirectly over the years.
I’m very keen to see the film Ray and Liz (above) which is like watching Richards’ photographs come to life. Ray and Liz seems to be sitting in that sweet grey area where documentary and drama blur and dissolve and hopefully becomes something altogether new.
The Cry goes to air on BBC1 in the U.K this Sunday night (Sept, 30th). I’m very proud of this series and everyone who worked so tirelessly to make it as good as it can be. Amazing writing by Jac Perske who I worked with on Seven Types Of Ambiguity. I’ve worked on The Cry for close to a year and we have only just finished polishing the first episode. Usually a series sits on the shelf for a little while giving a chance for all the stress and tiredness to fade… but this quick turn around feels like it’s going out into the world with the paint still wet ; )
Really looking forward to people seeing it… especially the incredible performances from our amazing cast but in particular Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie who are both incredible. There are certain sequences and moments in this series that even though I helped conceive them, directed them, edited and watched them over and over and over, I’m still completely in awe.
20 years on. Still magic...
We spent the weekend exploring part of the remote Scottish west coast. Ring Of Bright Water, one of Natalie and my favourite films was shot around here and we were lucky enough to spot a pair of Otters playing along the coastline. So beautiful.
Soft powdery light hangs for hours as night slowly but surely falls over Glasgow. It's not 'dark' until around 11:30pm at the moment. Love living in and around this extended crepuscular light.