Conversations in Courtship

‘Found in trash pit, these 3,500 year old snippets of love poetry from ancient Egypt read as fresh as any kids Facebook post today…’


I’ve had this idea for almost a decade; to adapt a small book of fragments into a narrative whole; I’ve had the book for thirty years. I envision it somewhat like Petronius’ famous satire ‘The Satyricon’ which Fellini adapted so well; or like Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’ set in contemporary Hollywood.


The whole project is imagined with untrained actors, using vernacular phrasing. Small lightweight 4K cameras and LED lighting cost little; it’s a low budget film and could be shot in short stages.