The fourth piece in the Nothing on Earth: Shorts series is called ‘How To Space’. It premiered as part of the Watford Fringe Festival on 4th October 2020 and is now also available to watch here:
The Fringe Festival runs to the end of October and you can find out more about it here.
A young girl is obsessed with the night sky, with what lies beyond and longs to travel into the unknown. Will she defy the odds like her heroines – the astronauts Valentina Tereshkova and Mae Jemison and achieve her dreams?
How To Space is written by Anna Reynolds and directed by Grant Watson (Pursued By A Bear Associate Director (Film)) and features actress Chanel Glasgow and was filmed under lock-down restrictions in her home of Trinidad and Tobago. Filming was supported by Trinidad and Tobago film makers, Jian Hennings and Sophie Walcott.
Chanel was part of the development Nothing on Earth by Anna Reynolds at Trestle Theatre in October 2019 following Rosamunde seeing her in a MA Acting showcase at Drama Centre.
Pursued By A Bear is proud to be able to support a recent graduate whose career possibilities have been curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chanel has been involved in the creative arts industry for the past 10 years. Whilst earning her Bachelor of Arts at the University of the West Indies she worked, as an actor, with many other notable production companies in Trinidad. After completing a year’s residency with the National Theater Arts Company in Trinidad and Tobago, she went on to study and complete her Masters program at Drama Center London. Her training also took her to the prestigious Boris Shchukin Institute in Moscow,
She’s always been interested in using creative art methods, practices and therapies as a foundation for education and mentorship, particularly with youth groups. Over the last six years, she has participated in and facilitated various community outreach programs and workshops which involve the use of Creative Arts as a learning tool. Her past work consists of collaborations with local groups: The National Theater Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Teatro Journee and New Fire Festival. Collaborations with International groups include: Flute Theater & Kelly Hunter (MBE) and Pursued By A Bear and Trestle Theatre. She has worked with the Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago as Education and Membership co-ordinator, where she oversees the planning and facilitating of educational workshops, particularly for Caribbean-based film makers. Currently she holds the position of Resident Player at the National Theater Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago.
Direction: Grant Watson
Music: Helen Chadwick
Performer: Chanel Glasgow
Filmed by: Jian Hennings and Sophie Walcott
Film Editor: Grant Watson