The Girl Who Would Be God
Dir. Suzie Hanna & Tom Simmons
Actress: Joey Cook
Visuals & Production Design: Suzie Hanna
Camera: Suzie Hanna & Frances Wall
Digital Artist: Mhairi Fraser
Music & Sound Design: Tom Simmons
This film was commissioned for The Sylvia Plath 75th year Symposium 2007 by Dr Sally Bayley, University of Oxford and Dr Kathleen Connors, University of Indiana.
The inspiration for the film includes a journal entry made by Sylvia Plath on November 13th 1949, her Juvenilia poems 'Cinderella' and 'Aerialist', her teenaged drawings and paintings and her own musical interests.
The film reflects aspects of Plath's teenage years alongside musical genres, art and design practices and cultural styles of the period.
Sponsored by GF Smith & Norwich School of Art & Design.
Screenings and presentations include:
Sylvia Plath Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA (2012)
FilmFest, Dresden, Germany (2008)
Bologna Centre, John Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy (2008)
Sylvia Plath interdisciplinary event, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2007)
Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London, UK (2007)
Sylvia Plath 75th Year International Symposium ‘Creative Process and Product’, Oxford University, UK (2007)
Words by the Water, Derwentwater Literary Festival (2008)
Charleston literary Festival, (part of Brighton Festival) (2008)
Oxford Literary Festival (2008)
Magdalen College School Arts Week Oxford (2011)
Beyond Words Arts Festival, University College School Hampstead (2009)
Woodstock Literary Society (2012)
Link to Sylvia Plath International Symposium (Indiana)2012 website
Link to Tom's website
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