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WATCH: Alan Moore Short Film
Connor Bryan , June 11th, 2014 17:58

The graphic novelist reflects on the Northampton Clown's fictional counterpart in his and Mitch Jenkins' new Show Pieces film

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Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins are soon to release the fifth instalment of their Show Pieces short films series, His Heavy Heart, and Nowness have another short film from the set, which you can watch above. Directed by Emile Rafael, it features Moore reflecting on the instance of the series' clown getting an uncanny realisation in the 'Northampton Clown', who started appearing in Moore's East Midlands hometown last year.

"It really is a true collaboration, every detail is discussed," says Jenkins, speaking to Nowness about the creative process behind the series. "Alan then writes the words and creates the world. It's my job to turn what's written on the page into film. Throughout the process we stop and take stock of each new element that is added, discussing it’s merit, making minor adjustments until what we see and hear is what we both want."

Take a look at Moore's recent tQ interview on Iain Sinclair and our 2012 interview with Jenkins about the project.

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