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by Mark Cousins


Orson Welles trained as an artist before he become an actor and director, and continued to draw and paint throughout his career - character sketches, storyboards, set designs, pictures of the people and places that inspired him. These artworks are a sketchbook of his life, and most have never been seen outside his family and close friends. For the first time, award-winning director Mark Cousins has been granted access to this treasure trove of imagery, to make a film about what he finds there - the story of Welles' visual thinking, never before told. An exclusive new perspective on one of the 20th century's greatest creative figures, whose art and life continue to fascinate audiences today.

international title: The Eyes of Orson Welles
original title: The Eyes of Orson Welles
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Dogwoof
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Mark Cousins
film run: 110
screenplay: Mark Cousins
cinematography by: Mark Cousins
film editing: Timo Langer
music: Matt Regan
producer: Mary Bell, Adam Dawtrey
executive producer: Michael Moore, Mark Bell
production: Bofa Productions Limited
distributor: I Wonder Pictures