2002 - 3.30 mins

To the background of village celebrations a father questions his daughter about a suspected lover. She cleverly deflects him with her answers but the passions rise, the villagers take sides and what began as a harmless banter becomes bitter and angry. Inarticulate with rage the father mounts his horse and the male villagers set out to begin a cycle of violence that destroys them all.

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Percy Grainger’s orchestration of the Nordic traditional song, Father and Daughter, dramatised with dance sequences choreographed by Matthew Hawkins.


(3.30 minutes, colour, 2002, scratched into 35mm – 35mm/DCP)

Father – Jason Morrell
Daughter – Annie Carpenter

Elliott Ashton
Carl Barât
Ron Delves
Michael Duffy
Damian Gascoigne
Christopher Jones
Liane Lang
Camille Litalien
Franziska Rosenzweig
Daniel Stern
Rebecca Stern
Caroline Wilkinson

Produced, directed, animated and edited by Paul Bush
Camera – Paul Bush and Adi Wolotzky
Costumes – Joanna Macklin
Choreographer – Matthew Hawkins
Production assistant – Adi Wolotzky
Sound design – Andy Cowton

‘Father and Daughter’ by Percy Grainger
© 1918 by Schott & Co. Ltd, London

Performed by Dyfed Choir
Choir Master – Stuart Evans
Recorded at Dreamworld Studio

Copyright Ancient Mariner Productions, S4C, Sgrîn, ACW2001

Made with the support of the National Lottery Fund through the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Fund

Diploma of Honour – 2003 Krok International Festival of Animated Films, Ukraine
Jury Special Mention – 2003 Madrid Experimental Cinema Week
2003 Welsh Cinema Release
2003-4 Milan Film Festival on Tour