A Long Gestation


In June 2015 Tom Mattinson, Judith Buchanan, and I were filmed days before we began shooting our green-screen adaptation of Macbeth. Nine months later, though still a work-in-progress, it’s now very much a ‘thing’; having developed a character and a shape and an atmosphere that were impossible to grasp back then but which seem inevitable to me now.

There’s still a lot of work to be done - the devil being in the detail - but the final version will be recognisable from its current ancestor. Value judgements will be made by others, but I can say that it is extraordinary, in that it looks and feels like nothing else. I’m increasingly impatient to show the finished film.