A Long Walk to Grimethorpe follows the physical and creative journey of composer Joe Snape. Equipped with an audio recorder and a tuba strapped to his chest, he hikes the twenty six miles between Sheffield and Grimethorpe, in search of inspiration for a new composition for brass band. Amidst the creative challenge to record the sound of his walk, he is under serious time constraints as he attempts to reach the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band in time for their evening rehearsal.
This is a film about the challenges of the creative process when pitted against physical strain, it explores the significance of process in relation to result and offers a consideration of the relationships between culture and geography and tradition and innovation.
Credit: Self-Shooting Director, Editor
Format: Short Film, Documentary