The Blue From Heaven


Director: Suzie Hanna Country of Origin: UK Runtime: 4 minutes Category / Genre: Short, Animation Block: E Time: 6.20-7.35pm + Q&A

Glenda Jackson provides the voice of poet Stevie Smith in this animated interpretation of her extraordinary 1950’s poem ‘The Blue from Heaven’. Suzie Hanna has adapted and animated the poet’s own drawings to communicate her rueful, wistful, comic, and melancholy themes with music and sound design by Phil Archer. Director Suzie Hanna will attend the screening.

Director Biography

Professor Suzie Hanna is Chair of Animation Education at Norwich University of the Arts and Chair of NAHEMI. She is an animator who collaborates with other academics and artists, and her research and practice includes animation, poetry, puppetry and sound design. She has made numerous short films all of which have been selected for international festival screenings, TV broadcast or exhibited in curated shows. She creates architectural and theatrical animated projections, contributes to journals, books and conferences, and she has recently begun to VJ for live musical performance.