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Dear Araucaria

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Synopsis

Better known by his pseudonym Araucaria, John Graham set The Guardian crossword for 55 years. In December 2012, crossword number 25,842 appeared in the paper with a series of clues revealing a personal message to his followers.

Dear Araucaria unpicks the crossword to journey into John’s world of clue-making.

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
9 mins 14 secs
Format
Digital HD
Director
Matt Houghton
Producer
Francesca Boyce, Alistair Payne-James, Nicole Jackson
Executive Producer
Graham Hodge, Julia Nottingham, Merope Mills
Editor
Matt Houghton
Screenwriter
Matt Houghton
Director of Photography
John Craine
Production Designer
Damien Creagh
Sound
Christopher Barnett
Music
Noah Wood
Principal Cast
Philip Ridout, Alexander Slater, Eveline Chapman