Gill & Gill is both visual essay and visceral poem; a celebration and an exploration of humanity's relationship with stone. It compares two masters of the material: one of rock climbing, the other of letter carving.
Eric Gill and John Gill were the respective fathers of modern letter carving and bouldering. One shaped, the other scaled, but why did stone speak to them both? By way of answer this film follows their twenty-first century successors; Richard Kindersley (world-renowned letter carver) and Lucy Creamer (Britain’s most accomplished female climber).
Outside, Lucy boulders - a lone figure battling brutal landscapes. Inside, Richard carves - shaping and re-shaping within the hushed intensity of his studio. Yet these contrasting crafts yield surprisingly similar skills. As chisels cut stone, and hands clasp crags, both carver and climber shape, question and solve.
Narrated by the acclaimed British actor, Clive Russell.