13 June 2012
Turning Points is a ten minute film being screened as part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
Turning Points celebrates life changing moments when a meeting, an event, or something unexpected leads us in a new and better direction. Hollywood legend Sir Roger Moore, Olympian Jamie Baulch, visually impaired dancer Lyn Street, schoolboy Daniel Chapman, former career girl Ellen Jackman and Turning Points creator Chris Tally Evans all tell their tales.
The stories weave together to speak with one voice while Morgan Evans as The Runner moves through a stunning Welsh landscape. Vibrant images, sometimes lyrical, sometimes satirical, add depth and colour to the six stories as they reach an inspiring conclusion.
“It’s fantastic to get the chance to have my work included in such a momentous festival and I’m looking forward to the premiere screening at Chapter Arts Centre on the 27th June and to the film transferring to the Southbank Centre in London in September. It’s great that so many people have become involved in this project and I can’t wait to see the effect their brilliant stories have on an audience,” said Chris.
Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales added,
"For anyone who enjoys a good story, those chance encounters and seminal life moments can reveal a huge amount about opportunity, the human spirit and what it means to make our way through today's complicated world. Chris Tally Evans brings his own unique insight to a series of personal tales, set against the inspiring Welsh landscape. We are delighted to see this unusual Unlimited Commission brought to fruition."
Turning Points was produced and directed by Chris Tally Evans, cameras and sound by Caroline John and Steve Groves, music by Ruth Montgomery and the Barnet ILS.
Turning Points has gathered over a hundred stories from people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and beyond. Celebrities, sportspeople and politicians are among the many people who shared their extraordinary stories. Find them at www.turningpoints2012.org