Not Enough Time
Inspired by a poem of the same title, a collection of words by Daniel Rowbotham following the loss of his daughter in 2008. When asked about the apparent hidden meanings, he replied:
"I had been guided to write everything down, as my head was in a mess. It was the time when Beren was in the chapel of rest around the corner at the undertakers. I woke with a start, sat up scribbled, crashed back into deep sleep. This happened again not long after, the result is the words printed on the sheet unaltered, unedited. It is remarkable that you have found such fantastic meanings in them."
Produced for Menigitis Research Foundation - UK and dedicated to my niece, Beren Rowbotham, who at the age of ten lost her fight against meningitis (meningococcal septicaemia). The opening title was written by her older sister Cendl.
I produced, directed and programmed this personal work from concept to completion. The original visual material used in the show came primarily from online stock sites, paid for through royalty-free use or from free image sites. Many images also came from the Menigitis Research Foundation website www.menigitis.org (Book of Remembrance). A small selection came from various family members or were created by myself. Uses both English and Italian voice-overs.
A special thanks to the following, for their generosity in donating their time, energy and support for free, without much notice and with a tight schedule. I shall remain eternally grateful to them.
"Not Enough Time" - A poem by Daniel Rowbotham
Original music - Sandro Di Stefano
Orchestrated and conducted by the author
Main theme: “Pia Madre” Copyright 2011 - Siae (IT)
Soundtrack recorded and mixed by IGS multimedia company (Ceccano, IT)
Italian voice - Maurizio Busato
Voice recording - Federico Pelle - THE BASEMENT (Vicenza, IT)
English Voices - Daniel Rowbotham, Marcello Mazzilli
Additional words - Cendl Rowbotham
Translations - Silvia Tiso