The Unfinished Portrait


TYPE: Film
CLIENT: National Trust/Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
LOCATION: Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, UK
ROLE: research, writing, creative direction
COLLABORATORS: Julie Howell, Lea Nagano

The Unfinished Portrait was the result of the team’s research into the life of Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, the Last Squire of Felbrigg Hall, and formed part of the National Trust’s Prejudice and Pride programme. 

The film acknowledges Ketton-Cremer’s homosexuality in light of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts. The honest, open and sensitive narrative brings new aspects of Ketton-Cremer’s life and work to light, mixing live action, documentary evidence and motion graphics.

The Prejudice and Pride programme as a whole sought to research, celebrate and challenge representations of LGBTQ lives at National Trust properties in collaboration with the University of Leicester and Stonewall UK.



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