I was asked by BB3 to do this piece on existential filmmaking, for the show "The Essay."  The occasion was the centenary of Camus's birth.  The found me on a website about existentialism -- "Notes from Underground" is regarded as an existential film.  The tipping point for the gig was my film production company is Existential Films Inc. Many things I do comes up a little short and in this case the producers were open to a hunk of existential silence to fill out my allotted 12 minutes.  The on air engineers were flummoxed by the blankness.






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The Essay

The Existential Me Episode 4 of 5


15 minutes

First broadcast:


Thursday 14 November 2013

'The Existential Me' is a series marking the centenary of the birth of Albert Camus and complementing Radio 3's documentary about him. Five people working in different disciplines write essays about existentialism and its impact on their work and their lives.

Here, film-maker Gary Walkow reflects on how existential thinking has influenced his work, from his adaptation of Dostoevsky's "Notes...  SHOW MORE

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