John Wheatcroft is a celebrated author, poet and playwright. Recently a new short film about him came out. It is beautifully photographed in high definition, and I would venture to say that it is in itself a work of art.
The film is directed by Sara Alize Cross and Alison Shurman. It was commissioned by Wessex Collective. Because the video is in HD, it might take a while for it to load and be ready to play without stopping, especially if your internet service is a little slow. However, it is well worth the wait to be able to see it through without interruption.
Wheatcroft shares his artistic process and the way that writing comes to him and certain works demand to be written. In the meanwhile we are shown glimpses into his day to day life, his home and garden and domestic arrangements. He reminisces about different periods in his life, and his attitude toward life and art is both surprisingly humble and reverent.
John Wheatcroft’s novel The Portrait of a Lover is to be published by Inverted-A Press in December. Meanwhile, if you would like to read some his other works, you can find them on Amazon.