friends with monsters
work in progress portfolio

A work in progress version of the video for 'Up', one of the songs on 'Friends With Monsters'.

I wrote the music, conceived and directed the video, and handmade all of the costumes, sets and props, mostly out of found and recycled objects. For example– the green netting that forms the background in the forest scene was recycled from the scaffolding net of a construction site near my house. The parrot costume in the same scene was made from a sari I found a charity shop, and feathers I found on the street. When I finished filming, I donated all of the sets to a charity that works with vulnerable children and families.

Filmed + edited by Black Dots Video

'up' video

A selection of the visual artworks made in response to songs from 'Friends With Monsters'.

1. 'Julian' by Luca Shaw

2. 'Friends With Monsters' by Heather Chambers

3. 'Home' by Sarah Wilson

4. 'Up' by Steph Dutton

selection of artwork

'friends with monsters' video

A work in progress version of the videos for the title track, 'Friends With Monsters'.

If you're only watching a section, start at 02:17

I wrote the music, conceived and directed the video, and handmade all the costumes. I designed each 'monster' around an instrument in my quintet– so there's a piano monster, a trumpet monster, a bass monster and a drums monster. The movement was created in collaboration with Manchester contemporary dance company I M Pact.

Filmed + edited by Black Dots Video at Lancaster Grand Theatre.

I created this page to display these examples of my work to support this bid application. All the work on this page has been created with funding from Arts Council England, over the last 4 months. When the work is published, it will display the Lottery Funding logos.