Artist’s Statement: We filmed Carousel on a cold winter evening in in the market square, Nottingham. The poem was written with the location in mind. It is about regretting the past, but knowing that you can’t change it. The man you see at the end of the video in the white jacket is a bit of a local legend. He’s known as ‘The Cockle Man’ and has been selling fish in Nottingham city centre pubs for over fifty years.

Creator Bios:

Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham, England. He is the Poetry Editor of Review 31 and Assistant Editor of Broken Sleep Books. He has published four pamphlets. The most recent is Drag City. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize. He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality.

Mark Campbell Garrity is a filmmaker/Director based in Nottingham. His work focuses on short film, spoken word, fashion, and music videos. “Carousel” is the second collaboration between Mark and Charlie. His next project will be featured as part of the BBC New Creatives programme and will be broadcast on BBC4 in September.

Originally from Cyprus, Fatosh is a cinematographer based in London and Nottingham, UK. She is experienced in short films, music, documentaries and commercial videos. She takes pride in creating dramatic images by exploiting natural light sources and additional lights. She developed an interest in cinematography whilst President of the Film Making Society at the University of Nottingham.