Ioan Raymond is a stonemason and craftsman based in Southampton, Hampshire. Having grown up around slate quarries in Wales, he was inspired to turn off cuts of slate into wine racks, water features and pieces of art. He wanted to produce a film that told his story, showed off his work and promoted his business. The film needed to fit a particular style, one that was dark and natural to suit the nature of his work.
WHAT WE DID
With a clear style in mind, we presented our creative vision to Ioan who was in complete agreement with the direction we were taking. From here, we spent time with Ioan in his home and workshop to create a film that had a documentary feel to it. We took the footage captured over this time, combined it with music and sound design to complete the film. The result was the short documentary Welsh Slate which went on to win 'Regional Filmmaker Prize' at Southampton Film Week 2017.
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Ioan Raymond is an artist, stonemason and craftsman working in Southampton, Hampshire. After growing up in Wales and living and working around slate quarries, Ioan has chosen to use slate as his medium. He takes pieces of slate that would be going to waste and repurposes them into functional pieces of art and homeware.