Ross Sutherland (Spoken Word, 2015)

Ross Sutherland

Shortlisted in 2015 for Spoken Word

‘Free’wheeling lyricism’ and ‘caustic wit’ have been used to describe writer/performer Ross Sutherland who has also been hailed as a ‘truly contemporary original’ working across a range of platforms including poetry, theatre, film and new media. His work often explores new forms of writing as well as the development of new models of collaboration. In 2015, he adapted his poetry play Stand By for Tape Back-Up into a feature documentary, winning the Grand Jury prize for Experimental Film at BAFICI and the Director’s Choice award at BUFF. In 2017, he made the 30-minute poetry film Missing Episode for BBC2. It was also screened at MoMI as part of their 2018 First Look season. He is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Short Cuts, and produces the monthly new writing podcast Imaginary Advice (Best Fiction Podcast; 2018 British Podcast Awards.)