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Merseyside Artists Given A Voice in New Documentary

A NEW documentary revealing the creative process of Merseyside artists is set to make its world premiere on January 31st at the Liverpool Small Cinema. Already previewed at BFI Southbank in July of last year and furnished with a grant from Arts Council England, there are high hopes that The Creative Process will find success in one of the country’s artistic and cultural hubs.

At only 21, director Ryan Garry got his start as a feature photographer for Art in Liverpool before being published in the Liverpool Echo, Wirral Globe, and Cheshire Life. As his first publicly screened film this project has presented its own challenges. After showing it to the cast, Ryan said “It is amazing to be able to see people completely focused on your work, and quite nerve-wracking to be in the same room and to see their reactions to it.”

During the course of making The Creative Process he had the opportunity to speak to legendary poet Brian Patten, one of the authors of 1967’s ‘The Mersey Sound’. When asked about his own creative process, Brian said “When I write, if I use the word ‘I’ in a poem I’m very conscious that that word could easily be ‘we’. I don’t think I or any poet is a unique person. All you have is a gift to express what many, many people feel. They speak for the tribe.”

The Creative Process is at the Liverpool Small Cinema on 31st January. Doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. The event will last until 7:30pm, and includes a post-film Q & A with the director. Tickets priced £2.

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