The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Rob Curry and Tim Plester's follow-up to the award-winning documentary ‘Way of the Morris’ is a creative response to the life of folk icon Shirley Collins.

Loosely based on Shirley’s autobiography ‘America over the Water’, the film will reclaim for history an artist who was at the heart of the traditional music scene for nigh on thirty years; framing Shirley’s unparalleled life in song within the seminal 1959 field-recording trip she took around America’s Deep South with legendary song collector Alan Lomax.

The film was launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign in July 2014, and is due for release later in 2017.