Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Remembering and Honoring a Father: Laurence Fuller and “Modern Art”

I first happened across the film work of British actor, writer, and filmmaker Laurence Fuller through one of those quirky things that happen with the internet. You’re looking for one thing, perhaps or perhaps not finding it, and something else pops up, leading to yet another link. And you discover a diamond in a world too often inhabited by plain rocks.

The film was a short one, entitled “Echoes of You.” It tells the story of a young man who desperately wants to be a concert pianist but is frustrated at every turn. The closest he can get to it is to become a janitor in a concert hall. And there he stays, until the day he finds a homeless boy by the trash bins behind the hall. The film is moving, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant. 

Fuller has acted in a number of feature and short films. He originally trained as a stage actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As a film writer and producer, his first film, “Possession(s),” was produced by ABC Australia. He also has a special project, entitled “The Peter Fuller Project,” an ongoing creation of documentaries, articles, and films about art critic, writer, magazine editor, and book author Peter Fuller.

And, yes, there’s a connection. Laurence Fuller is Peter Fuller’s son.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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