Film - Part 2
I am creating a second film about Lucia Joyce this winter, which is due for release in early 2019. The film is inspired by Lucia's life between 1915 and 1950, and will be filmed in Switzerland. Each scene will be choreographed, and filmed at locations where Lucia would have spent time - including Locarno where she holidayed as a child, Zurich where she attended school, and Prangins Hospital in Nyon where she received psychiatric treatment in the early 1930's.
I am committed to offering Lucia's story as truthfully as I can. Although much of her writings were destroyed following her death, the scenes and movement within the film will be developed as much as possible from Lucia's own words and experiences. I will also include my own personal experiences that relate to the themes examined in the film, as well as commenting on the wider issues that women face in contemporary society.
The film will feature dance artist Michelle Boulé. Michelle is a renowned performer, creator and teacher based in New York. I am thrilled to have her involved in the project. An original sound score will be developed by David Best and Ed Chivers, two members of UK group ‘Fujiya and Miyagi'. I have been a massive fan of the band for many years now, so I'm delighted that they will be part of the work.
I am extremely grateful for the support of the Irish Arts Council, The Irish Embassy in Bern, and Prangins Hospital in Switzerland, without whom the creation and screening of this film would not be possible.