Filmmaker

In 2008, Paula Downes embarked on a long-term project of combining film images and animations with songs by her father, Andrew Downes. A fusion of three elements, the films interpret the songs, just as the songs interpret the poetry. 

DVD: Songs of Love & War
DVD of five sets of short films.
 
Cover Photography by Caroline Carsky
Songs from Spoon River
Five short films, poetry by Edgar Lee Masters, one of three nominees for the American Online Film Awards, 2014.
Songs of Love
Four short films, poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson and Eliza Acton.
Lost Love
Four short films, poetry by Thomas Hardy.
 

 

Photograph by Caroline Carsky

Finished Fields
Four short films, poetry by Wilfred Owen.
Finished Fields
Four short films, poetry by Wilfred Owen.
Old Love's Domain
Five short films, poetry by Thomas Hardy.
 

 

 

Photograph by Caroline Carsky

Ballads for Christmas
Eight short films and animations, poetry from around the world.
Songs of the Skies
Six short animations, poetry by primary school children coached by Julie Boden.
Songs of Autumn
Six short animations, poetry from around the world.
Individual Shorts
Short films & animations. Poetry: Andrew Downes; D.H.Lawrence; traditional Chinese
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Climate Change
Films & animations, messages from Climate Experts.
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Sacred Mass for Solo Unaccompanied Voice
Films & animations, messages from Climate Experts.
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Celtic Rhapsody
Three short films, poetry by Thomas Moore, William Butler Yeats
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Odysseus & the Cyclops
Children's Opera
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Sacred Choral Music
Photo by Diliff
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Andrew Downes' 6th Symphony
Photo by Paul Cartwright
 
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Five Holy Songs
Poetry by John Donne
 
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New Dawn
Native American Texts
 
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The Door of Winter
Poetry by Bernard Davis
Photo by Susulyka