I was recently interviewed for 4thought.tv – “a series of highly personal short films, broadcast 365 days a year, reflecting on a broad range of religious and ethical issues, and aspects of our spiritual lives.” According to Channel 4, “these 90 second films challenge some traditional views, providing a platform for both scepticism and devout religious beliefs.”
I was really impressed with the way the film-makers treated me – they were really straight with me, they dealt kindly with my concerns and convinced me that they genuinely wanted to put me and my views across in a positive light. You can watch my film here.
It must be challenging to make a 90 second film of this sort and I can’t help but feel the time slot is just that little bit too short to be satisfying in terms of providing food for thought. I suspect I may have cut a different film from the hour or so of interview footage that was shot – the thing about bacon seems a bit out of place, for example, and I would probably have included other points I wanted to make. However, I’m really glad I did it and I really liked the bit of the interview they chose to end my film with.