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My Island

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Synopsis

Lifelong drifter Christopher Ellis has made his home on a small island off the west coast of Scotland. For six years he has lived in virtual isolation, being the only inhabitant of the island and rarely returning to the mainland.

Every winter Christopher journeys on foot to his home town of Leeds to earn a month’s wage as a pot washer in an Italian restaurant - enough for him to live off for the next year.

My Island is a portrait of one man’s lifelong pursuit of independence. A proud, self-defined tramp, Christopher Ellis challenges modern expectations about settling down, instead finding a simple pleasure in living hand-to-mouth in reflective seclusion.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
66 mins
Format
DVCAM
Director
Matthew Huston
Producer
Matthew Huston
Co-Producer
Jesús Santaeularia
Editor
Una Gunjak
Director of Photography
Matthew Huston
Principal Cast
Christopher Ellis

Production Company

Minor Hour Films
info@minorhourfilms.com
http://www.minorhourfilms.com