In the summer of 2021, I was commissioned by Australian singer-songwriter Toby Martin to make two films. The first was a video of his new single, Linthwaite Houdini. Since Toby lives in Sydney and I’m based in West Yorkshire in the UK, his sequences were filmed by Sydney based Lyndal Irons. The rest was filmed by me in the beautiful Colne Valley, in which the village of Linthwaite is situated.
The second film was a documentary about Toby’s album, “I Felt the Valley Lifting”, a collection of songs written in and about the Colne Valley and recorded in England whilst Toby was living here in the late 2010s.