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Prometheus

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Synopsis

Modern-day setting of the legend of Prometheus who stole fire from the gods. Michael Feast plays Hermes, the messenger of the gods, as a 'narrator' figure. The first third of the film is set in the Yorkshire mining community with modern dialogue. The remainder of the film goes into rhyming verse. The second part of the film is the journey through Europe with a 20 foot high gold-leafed statue, symbolically representing the mining community, and the last third is set in Greece, where the miners are released from the statue.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Tony Harrison
Producer
Michael Kustow
Executive Producer
Michael Kustow
Director of Photography
Alistair Cameron
Principal Cast
Michael Feast, Fern Smith and Steve Huison
Screen Writer
Tony Harrison

Genre

Production Company

Holmes Associates
38/42 Whitfield Street
London W1P 5RF
Tel: 020 7813 4333/4338
Fax: 020 7637 9024

Sales
Company

Film Four International
124 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 2TX
Tel: 020 7306 8602
Fax: 020 7306 8361
E Mail: wstephens@channel4.co.uk, sbrucesmith@channel4.co.uk