VOCE Dialogues: Voices of Compassionate Evolution

Ep.4 | Polly Steele, writer & director

July 11, 2019 Chloe Goodchild / Polly Steele Season 1 Episode 4
VOCE Dialogues: Voices of Compassionate Evolution
Ep.4 | Polly Steele, writer & director
Show Notes

Chloë Goodchild in conversation with voice teacher Polly Steele, discussing deep listening, compassionate storytelling, self-enquiry and inherited trauma.

The VOCE Dialogues offer a simple, accessible in-depth ground for poets, authors, musicians, visual artists, and visionary teachers to share and disseminate their insights about the transformative practice of contemplative, creative and compassionate communication.

Polly Steele is an award winning UK based, independent, film-maker renowned for her ability to tell the most compelling and sensitive stories. She has made films for all of the UK’s major broadcasters, & produced/developed fiction as MD for Rocket Pictures with Elton John and David Furnish and for her own company In Trust Films.

She is currently writing a drama series for Deeply Superficial (Thierry Lackar) aimed at the SVODS: Les Femmes de Guerres (women in occupied Paris during WWII). She is also shooting a doc feature: The Cost of Freedom with Mac Maharaj, Mandela's only living cell mate and developing her next feature film: the screen adaptation of Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams which is a best selling Picador classic. Niall has adapted the book with Polly directing. Mark Rylance/Gabriel Byrne/Emily Watson and Michael Gambon are attached as the leads. 

She wrote and directed Let Me Go starring Juliet Stephenson and Lucy Boynton, with Radioheads Philip Selway composing. It was selected to premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2017 and was released in the UK through Evolutionary Films. It has won several awards and is now to be distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Int.

Documentary directing work has included BAFTA award winning: 

Video Diaries (BBC),Tantrums & Tiaras the inside story of Elton John’s life, shortlisted for a BAFTA (ITV), Kofi Annan – The Eye of the Storm (BBC2), Extraordinary People – the Worlds Youngest Surgeon, shortlisted for the Grierson Award (five), In the Arctic with Ewan McGregor, (best Indie Documentary), Eastside Story, a revealing portrait of Ray Lewis’s controversial Eastside Youth Leaders Academy (Current TV and Festivals) and most recently a film for BBC2 on Rich Russians in London.

Chloë Goodchild is an international singer, innovatory educator, author and founder of The Naked Voice (1990) and its UK Charitable Foundation (2004), dedicated to the realization of compassionate communication in all realms of human life. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë’s deep encounter with her inner self, and began a lifetime’s experiential research into the voice as a catalyst for personal evolution and global transformation.

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