Nothing to be Written

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    Nothing to be Written

    Directed by

    United Kingdom


    7 min

    • English


    Part artwork, part documentary, NOTHING TO BE WRITTEN tells the stories behind ‘field postcards’ one of the few communication options WWI soldiers had with their families. Nothing was to be written on them, communication was only allowed through the prescribed phrases. Moving, haunting and emotive, an award-winning exploration of the human stories beyond the edges of the postcards set to an original score by composer Anna Meredith, commissioned by the BBC VR Hub and created by 59 Productions.



    Mark Grimmer
    Anna Meredith
    Lysander Ashton

    Lysander Ashton

    United Kingdom

    Lysander Ashton is a Director of 59 Productions and has been the creative lead on numerous productions for the company across a broad range of disciplines. Lysander has directed several VR experiences including fabulous, which was part of the official selection at Sundance, Cannes and the London Film Festival, My Name is Peter Stillman, official selection at Venice Film Festival, Nothing to be Written which won Best of British VR at Raindance Film Festival, and was part of the official selection at SXSW 2019. His latest project HERE was selected for the Venice Gap-financing Market 2019.