Early in the 1990s G.
B. Tennyson and the Fetzer Institute
began talking about the possibility of making a documentary on Owen Barfield,
when Rob F. Lehman of Fetzer agreed to fund. Tennyson asked David
Lavery, then at Memphis State University, to assist in the project. Ben
Levin of the University of North Texas was asked to direct, and Wayne
Derrick, an American cinematographer living in London, joined the project as
|Owen Barfield: Man and
|Primary filming (done on
Betamax) was conducted in Forest Row during the summer of 1992, with the
students in a class Lavery was teaching in London that summer serving as crew.
Contemporary British Film Class, crew for Owen Barfield: Man and
Meaning (in the front row, mddle, is the great British director
With continued funding from
Fetzer and Tennyson's own generous financial support, Levin, Tennyson, and
Lavery edited seven+ hours of raw footage during meetings at the University of
North Texas during the next two years. The end result was a 45 minute video
entitled Owen Barfield: Man and Meaning.
film won two awards in competition.
read more about OBMM, go here. To
read Dale Nelson's review of the video, go here.