HEART SONGS (1993, UK/CANADA, 12min, 35mm)
A romantic and moody 35 mm cinema short shot in Canada with Tom McCamus (THE SWEET HEREAFTER), about a lone guy wandering in the backwoods, who meets and falls in love with a Cajun singer. Based on a short story by Annie Proulx (author of The Shipping News).HEART SONGS won several festival prizes and was nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Short Film.The film was the focus of a campaign to get short films back into cinemas, and HEART SONGS was seen on over 70 screens. Sue composed the music, along with a native American composer Claude Desjardins.
"Clayton's fluent direction establishes an immediate sense of place....which is beautifully captured by cinematographer Doug Koch"
Colette Maude, TIME OUT
"HEART SONGS is a moody vignette set in backwoods Ontario where a passing stranger falls in love. A neat, astringent movie directed by Sue Clayton who makes every image count"
Alexander Walker, Evening Standard