The Valley of the Stag, which is shortlisted for a Celtic Media Award, seems a very personal film.
Produced and directed by Alban Roinard it features Colin Nankervis and his relationship with, and connection to, the landscape.
Even in the short clip that’s on the Celtic Media Festival site you can also see the relationship that built up been subject and filmmaker. It took four years for Alban to make the film, with two of them to build up the trust between him and Colin.
“I was fascinated by the fragility and timelessness of his circumstances, and wanted to make a film that quietly acknowledged that,” says Alban.
“In a world of advancement which incorporates a faceless mass production of food, and disconnection from environment, I view this film as a precious antidote to that -a real portrait of a man connected to his landscape and heritage.”
But it’s also a film about Alban, his relationship with Colin, and his own relationship with the landscape.
“Once again it is also a film about my connection to a special place,” he says.
Watch the clip on the Celtic Media Festival site, and explore the rest of the shortlisted films.