The Last Cuckoo: Dennis Gould

I'm totally thrilled by the amazing music you have contributed. I've so enjoyed working with you on the film, you bought your magic to it

Mark Chaudoir, Director

An intimate portrayal that welcomes us into the world of Dennis Gould; Poet, Activist, Letterpress Artist, Cyclist and Lover of the Beautiful Game. this documentary shines a light on the man’s life and beliefs through his own words and poetry.

Sarah says...

This project was a joy to work on. Mark got in touch with me during lockdown having heard the Tonal 10 album. He wanted the film to have a playful jukebox feel to it and was keen to collaborate. I met Dennis during my years at Giffords Circus and absolutely loved what Mark had created; intimate, colourful and fun. I’ve incorporated some instrumental arrangements from the album interwoven with some circusy moods.


Director: Mark Chaudoir
Producer: Mark Chaudoir
DOP: Richard Jopson
Editor: Ben Bishop, Polly Ward
Sound Design: Guldem Masa
Composer: Sarah Llewellyn, Hannah Barnett 
Animation: Raphael Morris, David Chaudoir

additional music by Karen Hutt and Claire Barbier


2022: March 26th – The Subscription Rooms in Stroud – various short films and Live Acts featuring Dennis Gould, Elvis McGonagall, Jonny Fluffypunk & Jeff Cloves – More Info & Book tickets

More screenings to be announced…

2021: included a premier in Stroud and a special event at the Curzon Cinema Soho, London with live poetry and Dennis Gould.

poster for screening @ Curzon Cinema, London

Listen to some audio extracts from the film