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Film reveals the beauty — and the devastation — caused by coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 18:16

THE unstoppable tide of erosion eating away at the Isle of Wight’s coastline has been documented in a stunning short film.
It was directed by Brighton-based Island film maker Matt Green, of the Progress Film Company, who returned to the Island for three days of filming last year.
The finished result, the Lost But Not Forgotten Episode One, was released online this month.
Shot along the Island’s south coast, the film also features a reading of the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem Nothing Will Die.
"I wanted to do a timelapse film along the south coast for a while, but it never really got off the ground.
"Then I got the job at Progress and did my drone training with them and got a licence and I pitched the idea of a series of films visiting places you would not normally be able to get to," said Matt, 26, a former Cowes High School student.
"We shoot a lot of different styles at Progress and we do a lot of corporate work, but it is through that we get to work on our own personal projects like this," he said.
"I grew up in Cowes and my family moved to Totland a few years ago, where a huge landslip destroyed the seawall and path.
"I have always been fascinated by it.
"It’s almost unstoppable and I wanted to capture a snapshot of it as it is now," he added.

Lost But Not Forgotten: Episode 1 - Forgotten Coast from The Progress Film Company on Vimeo.

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