**maybe not suitable for under 12’s
‘Ten and a Half Hours Later’ is a twenty-one minute film about 7 strangers whose paths cross everyday but without any conscious awareness. Over a period of ten and a half hours their lives become inextricably linked. The film was born out of a 3 night, 10 1/2 hour, theatre workshop for actors and students. This characterisation workshop was conceived by Beverley Jordan. The 7 characters that were created were developed and placed into an original piece of theatre which was directed by Beverley Jordan and aptly named ‘Ten and a Half Hours Later’. This original piece of theatre was then captured in an experimental film project in conjunction with film maker Tracy G. Williams who was spellbound after seeing a performance at the end of the course.
Screen at Cinema City, Norwich.
Since then Blank Canvas Productions Ltd has developed several pieces of theatre/film based on this concept.
Devised by Beverley Jordan
Directed and Produced by Beverley Jordan
Filmed and Edited by Tracy G Williams
“I once dated Cliff Richard and I’ve swum with sharks. But me proudest moment was when I had tea with the Queen.”
“Shit, man, I’ve got to get my shit together. I can’t believe this. Me, working for MI5! Real heavy, man.”
“They think the papers know who I am. They don’t. You don’t. I’m looking out for you lot. Oi you, you looking at my teeth? I tell ya, I wanted to be a dentist, didn’t I? But now I work in a slaughter house, don’t I. I’m alright. I’ve got no regrets, there’s nothing wrong with me. I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m alright collecting stamps, I’m alright being a vegetarian”
“I fell out a tea cup…at a fair. ”
“Anyway i won’t need them soon. I’m going to be with Brad Pitt. Stuff Angelina Joli, I’m going to be his bride.. Idiot. Yes I am. Idiot. Yes I am.”
“Lend me a pound…Sunbeam, are you a Sunbeam? – A ray of hope.”
“I’ve seen the symmetry of the world. I saw it for the first time on a boat with my father. As we sailed through the continents.. It echoes carnivorous dreams of mine. When i’ve finally fallen asleep. Thanks to the words, the words, the words that flow and break through my walls. My room mate spouts raining soliloquies and cantos Milton, Baudelaire and John Webster…I’ve never him. I think he’s an actor. We live above a cheese shop. Furnished like a vampires castle, the wrong side of China town. I have a watching place. I see patterns emerging, amongst crowds, people, streets, buildings….like some grand cosmical chess board. I sip milk shakes. They don’t know what I’m thinking. I like to mix the Strawberry and the Chocolate. I’m see the cemetery of the world.”