Crossing the Dead Sea is an atmospheric dark fantasy/horror short film shot on location in the Middle East, and based on Arabic folklore.
The crew of a ship in an Arab port take on an illicit cargo: a locked box. On the long night voyage curiosity gets the better of the crew who open the box: inside is a creature with a pure hatred of mankind - a Jinn.
Crossing the Dead Sea was shot in Aqaba, Jordan and post- produced in London and Cardiff.
(The central poster photograph is by John H Moore. Used by kind permission of the photographer).
Home Front & Rhyfel Cartre
A Welsh soldier goes missing in action during the Falklands War. Back home his widowed mother asks her best friend, a white witch, to help bring her son home safely. However the supernatural presence who helps them will bring back the son dead or alive - in return for another soul.
These two 30 minute TV drama productions were produced in English and Welsh language versions in 1992. They are Written, Produced and Directed by Dewi Griffiths.
Set during the Falklands War of 1982, these supernatural films are actually a social snapshot of West Wales at the time. Pembrokeshire was highly militarised, with little local employment with the exception of farming which was going through a massive economic decline. The only employment available was joining the military, which was fighting a conscript army made up of expatriate Welsh soldiers from families who emigrated to Argentina from Wales a century before.
The films are referenced in The British Film Institute's Companion to Horror - (Ed. Kim Newman 1996 - page 332).
Home Front & Rhyfel Cartre have been shown worldwide in film festivals, and were both given special BAFTA screenings in Wales on release.