A COLLECTIVE of young artists will be showcasing their latest work.

The Bridport United Church will be hosting An Evening of Modernism tomorrow (Thursday) between 7pm and 9pm, where two short films will be screened alongside an expert guest talk.

The evening will premiere production company Chasing Cow Productions’ new short film ‘The Wind Blows,’ a story by Katherine Mansfield set in Edwardian England over the course of a day, and which captures a series of fleeting moments and encounters experienced by young protagonist, Matilda, played by Tilly Boulay.

The film, directed by artist Grace Crabtree, was shot in Lyme Regis, Beaminster, Salway Ash and Monkton Wyld Court.

Grace Crabtree said: “Although Mansfield’s original story is set in New Zealand, our retelling unfolds in the landscape and coastline of west Dorset, and we had a fun challenge finding Edwardian-esque interiors and costumes to bring this to life.

“A particular draw to adapting this story to film was the soundscape: voices are often off-screen, like a radio play, and the central force of the wind, which affects the moods and movements of the characters, is always present.”

The evening will also feature a short sketch filmed in the Lyric Theatre last year, ‘The Modernists Apply for Arts Funding’, directed by Fred Warren and starring Tobias Wightman, Bryony Moores O’Sullivan, Tom Beed and Grace Crabtree as struggling 20th century writers and artists.

Also on the night will be a guest talk by Dr Beci Carver, an author and academic from the University of Exeter, whose published works include Granular Modernism.

Chasing Cow co-founder Fred Warren said: “After a challenging couple of years, we’re really excited to be able to show two brand new films.

“The two films are very different, but both engage with modernism in its complexity and contradictions and hopefully show the breadth that our small team is capable of.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the members of the local community who helped these films come together, whether by offering locations, costumes, or lending equipment. They continue to prove that this area is a fantastic place for filmmaking.

“We hope as many people as possible will be able to come along to this event to see what we’ve been up to.”

Tickets can be purchased on the door for £7 and under 30s go free, for further information visit www.chasingcow.co.uk