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with special guest creator Graham Fellows

at St Mary’s Lighthouse


We are really excited to be welcoming back Graham Fellows

and this time in the intimate setting of St Mary’s Lighthouse.

Graham is no stranger to the festival having previously 

screened his films It’s Nice Up North and Southern Softies 

and performing as Jilted John at the Punk In The Provinces 

event in 2017.

Graham will be introducing his latest film Father Earth and

there will be an opportunity to ask questions following the



"Compelling.. Jeckyl and Hyde psycho drama." The Guardian


"Very moving.. Everything seems beautifully accidental." 

Loose Ends BBC Radio 4 


When: Wednesday 27th September

Doors open: 7.00pm

Film starts: 7.30pm


Where: St Mary’s Lighthouse

St Mary's Island Causeway, 

Whitley Bay NE26 4RS


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FATHER EARTH is the true story of one man’s attempt to help save the planet, by converting a derelict church on a windswept island in Orkney into an eco friendly recording studio, having driven a G Wiz electric car there all the way from London.  

That’s the plan, but Life and Relationships - specifically between fathers and sons - can get in the way, appearing even more important than the future of the planet! 


Starring Graham Fellows as himself, and his comic alter ego John Shuttleworth - with guest appearances by Kids’ TV legends Sooty and Sweep - the real star of Father Earth is perhaps Graham’s eccentric and mathematically driven father Derek.


Father Earth was filmed mainly in the Orkney Isles over a 10 year period and is Fellows’ first movie project since Southern Softies in 2008. This was the sequel to ‘It’s Nice Up North’ (2005) a collaboration with renowned photographer Martin Parr anddescribed by The Telegraph as ‘A bit of a shambles, frankly, and utterly inspired’.  

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