Charley Harry's Wondrous Nothing
by Esther May Campbell & Paul Galloway

caravan on the edge of the beach at night. Small boy gazing from the caravan window.


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Still from Charley Harry's Wondrous Nothing


A ‘mini movie’ by film maker Esther May Campbell. Under the stars, in amongst the sand dunes resides the ghost of Charley Harry, contemplating his freckle's relationship with the constellation above.

A melodic, evocative painting of a universe where we're all born from the stars and we shall return there too. The ghost of a small boy resides in a dilapidated caravan, forever repeating the memory of his magical trip to the seaside with his Nan and Gramps. Briefly the cycle is interrupted by two boys etching their own magical moment on to the fabric of time

The film received support from Picture This and Aardman Animations and was co-conceived with art director Paul Galloway (Aardman) and shot at Cheltenham Studios.


Year 2003
Duration 6 minutes
Original format 16mm
Screening format DigiBeta and Beta SP Pal
Aspect ratio 4:3/1:33, letterboxed
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1

Voice over transcript

Screening history:

Brief Encounters International Film Festival
Bristol, UK

Portobello Film Festival
London, UK


Winner of Blu Soho award