MY BRIEF ETERNITY
My Brief Eternity documents the making of the last artistic work of renowned Welsh artist Osi Rhys Osmond. It explores his reflections on the power of art – its role and significance in his life, and its value in coping and living with cancer. The film provides an intimate portrayal of the artist’s mindset, thoughts and feelings using a gentle, sensitive approach. Osi explores art as a prism for capturing life, and the creative process as a metaphor for living and dying – managing to inspire and remain optimistic in the face of his approaching death.
"This is a powerful film in which we see the artist, Osi Rhys Osmond, making a painting both delicate and delightful, while confronting his imminent death. It is very moving."
Sandy Nairne, curator and writer, former chair of the Maggie's Art Group
- Read the Film Inquiry review of My Brief Eternity.
- BBC Wales reports on the project, by arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas.
Shot on location in Llansteffan, Wales, on Canon 5D MkIII and Sony FS7. In association with: Maggie’s Cancer Caring Charity and University of Wales Trinity Saint David – the film and artwork being intended to raise awareness of the therapeutic value of art in dealing with cancer, and Osi's legacy.
Producer | Director Clare Sturges
DoP Ryan Eddleston
Sound Recordist | Designer Nick Davies
Editor Chris MacGaughey
Colourist Rob Godwin
OFFICIAL SELECTION Commonwealth Stories on Screen: A Short Film Program – representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Caost Australia, April 2018
WINNER Brian Hibbard Award for Best Welsh Short Cardiff Independent Film Festival 2017
Longlisted EE BAFTA British Short Film Award 2017
WINNER BAFTA Cymru Short Film Award 2016
Longlisted BIFA Best British Short Film 2016
NOMINATED Best Short Documentary UK Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION East End Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Wales International Documentary Festival 2016
NOMINATED Best Short Documentary London Short Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Amsterdam Lift-Off Festival Online 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Tokyo Lift-Off Festival Online 2016