Tales from Ovid - Phaethon film shoot
performer - Hauk Pattison
director - Andie Scott
videographer - Josh Pulman
producer Agnes Treplin London College of Fashion
stills photography Leon Scott-Engel Tim Izatt
videographer documentary - James Engel
Makeup - Carole Hayman
Fire consultant Sorcha Ra
Motocycle with kind permission James Godden
Location Botany Bay by kind permission Thanet Council Sharon Kelly
Technical Costume tutor Claire Christie (LCF)
Costume Technical supervisor Marion Yarwood (LCF)
Phaethon is a youth, filled with self importance because his mother, Clymene, keeps telling him that he is the son of Phoebus
His friends laugh at him and in a tantrum he goes and berates his mother who suggests he visits his father.
Phoebus, the sun god greets him as his son and feels guilty for not paying Phaethon any attention and offers him a gift of anything.
Phaethon wants to drive the sun chariot and even when his father begs him not to he insists that is how he can prove he is the son of
So the winged horses are brought out and Phoebus gives Phaethon his crown of sun rays warning him how to drive the sun chariot.
Phaethon doesnt listen and takes off with youthful bravado which soon turns to fear as the horses realise they can do what they want.
It careers out of control, burning the earth until Zeus the mightiest god kills him with a lightning bolt .
Phaethon falls into the sea and is washed ashore.
His sisters weep and Cycnus turns them into poplar trees by the river Eridanus, their resin tears forming amber