Objects to See Further


Director: Matt Stokes
Producer: Ashley Horner for Refractor Films
Featuring Richard Dawson, Bill Fellows, Dylan Barnes and Christopher Connel

Shot on the Alexa with Cooke S4 lenses

It’s the year 1871 and engineer Robert Stirling Newall, industrialist William Armstrong, rower James Renforth and songwriter Joe Wilson are pioneers in their fields. They are pushing the boundaries and the sensibilities of the age and will soon go on to be renowned for their contributions to Tyneside’s industrial, cultural and sporting heritage. Objects to See Further tells the unknown stories of these men and the almost invisible threads that tie them all together as a pioneering quartet who changed the world, if only for a moment.