This impressionistic 1989 short film, directed by Mark Summerville, imagines gay tribal life on a fantasy South Pacific Island. Shot by Mairi Gunn, the film ripples with watery blues; a stormy Maggie Rankin soundtrack and whispered narration (from Ivan Davis) backgrounds images of marine sirens, coral crowns, apples, tapa, and entwined seaweed. In the middle of it all — a game of underwater hockey... The short film crossed the seas to gay film festivals in San Francisco, Vancouver and Hamburg, and toured with a British Film Institute selection of shorts.
For blue Gods of mornings past / Shall tonight dance in waters of fire / Shattering veins of golden lust / Sustaining winds to cry desire– The Singing Sea (Ivan Davies)
Made with the support of the Queen Elizabeth ll Arts Council
Soundtrack composed by Maggie Rankin, with lyrics by Mark Summerville. Performed by Ivan Davis