Bridge For The Living

This is my latest short film, an adaptation of a Philip Larkin poem featuring Sir Tom Courtenay.

Bridge for the living – Philip Larkin

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Humber Bridge I created a short film based on Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Bridge for the living’. The poem was originally written for the bridge’s opening and the film revisits the work and explores whether its message is still relevant.

The film features a read by Hull-born acting legend Sir Tom Courtenay and can be viewed above, on Youtube (search ‘Larkin’ and ‘Bridge’) or on the Humber Mouth website.

It won an award at Glimmer 2011: The Hull International Short Film Festival. The Jury said: “Dave Lee has created a mesmerizing film with a timeless feel. Bridge for the Living is stunning; a wonderful use of time-lapse, fantastic camera angles and flawless editing, this work perfectly compliments the Philip Larkin poem with its beautiful cinematography, all complimented by Sir Tom Courtney’s voice over”

Dave Lee and Sir Tom Courtenay in the studio

Length: 3.45

Read: Sir Tom Courtenay

Director: Dave Lee

Score: Louise Bennett


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Categories: short films, Video


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