Halo Makes a Film for World Book Day
Thursday 5th March 2015 – World Book Day And we have a film that is part of it…..
At the end of last year The Welsh Book Council asked us to make a small film as part of their contribution to World Book Day. They exist to support the publishing industry in Wales and are passionate about books, reading and the power of reading when young. They wanted a film to show how books and reading can make emotional connection. How you can lose yourself in a book, how books can move you to laughter or tears and then how that same book, when read out load, can connect with others.
Our film follows a man absorbed in his book. He leaves home early in the morning, reads continuously as he walks across the Brecon Beacons, blindly traverses a moorland style, ignores his friends, misses a train and then doesn’t even notice when his lunch goes cold. By the end of the day he has finished his book and arrives at his destination; a Welsh language book club at the Wales Millenium Centre. It is here the film turns and he reads out loud the book that has so moved him to 15 or so under tens. Within seconds the children are engrossed and through reading he has emotionally engaged with them.
The film was shot on location in rural Wales and Cardiff city centre. Shot beautifully on the Canon 5D the Halo team took a simple idea and turned it in to a powerful and moving film. Angharad Tomos, on behalf of the Welsh Books Council, said: ‘This is the first time for us to create a film to celebrate World Book Day. It’s a short film, just two and a half minutes in length and celebrates the power and pleasure of reading.
You can watch the film here: Where Does Reading Take You?