Equinox: The Elements

In the Press

"dazzling, imaginative flight of fantasy... It brings the periodic table to life through quicksilver images and the pungent poetry of Roger "
The Guardian

"If science at school had been the fascinating subject poet Roger McGough makes of it...I might have managed more than my usual 30 per cent exam mark…The programme itself is pure Au - that's gold"
Mail on Sunday

The Film

The chemical elements personified by the poet Roger McGough. Using specially commissioned poetry and state of the art editing techniques, the poet modifies his persona to reflect the unique properties of each element in turn.

From solid to liquid, base metal to gold, alchemy to Priestley. McGough embarks on an extraordinary journey to a world inspired by Mendeleyev, Primo Levi and ‘stinks’ from the school chemistry lab.

The Elements is a visual extravaganza using pyrotechnics, innovative special effects, the most complex motion control camera in Europe, and state-of-the-art digital editing.

This highly original, imaginative, and visually dazzling treatment of a dry subject - the Periodic Table - won an RTS award.



Credits
Producer & Director
Executive Producer
Film Editor
Photography
1 x 50' for Channel 4