My Letter To The World



Emily Dickinson has spent the 130 years since her death unfairly pigeonholed as the strange recluse in white.
Filmed in her home town of Amherst, Massachusetts, this documentary is an in-depth exploration of her life and work. Alongside expert analysis it features behind the scenes clips from Terence Davies’ biopic of the poet A Quiet Passion. My Letter to the World takes us on a journey through the seasons of Emily’s life in mid-1800s New England as we engage with her passionate relationships via her letters and poems. As new theories come to light about both Emily Dickinson’s personal relationships and her poetry, we talk to world experts and bring their conflicting opinions to the screen.


A six-time winner of the Royal Television Award and twice BAFTA nominated, Sol began his creative life as a stills photographer before progressing on to moving image following a 16mm course at the National Film School.

Sol’s documentary work has taken him all over the world, from aircraft carriers in Pearl Harbor to deserts in the Middle East. After making documentaries and short dramas as a freelancer for all the major broadcasters – collecting numerous awards along the way – he founded Hurricane Films with Roy Boulter in March 2000. The ethos to tell great stories is what drives him.

Together with Roy, Sol produced three Terence Davies films, Of Time and The City, Sunset Song and A Quiet Passion. All three were well received by critics, with Of Time and The City being BAFTA-nominated.

Sol’s upcoming releases include My Letter To The World and A Prayer Before Dawn. Sol served as director and producer on the Emily Dickinson documentary My Letter To The World, which explores Emily’s life and poetry and features a number of distinguished experts. Sol has acted as producer on A Prayer Before Dawn, which will be distributed by A24 in North America.

Sol is set to serve as producer on several projects in development, including family drama Triple Word Score (dir. Carl Hunter), written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and starring Bill Nighy, Victorian rom-com caper Rum Doxy Diver (dir. Lindy Heymann), and OAP odyssey The Last Bus (dir. Gilles MacKinnon).



A Prayer Before Dawn Producer 2017
My Letter To The World Director 2017
A Day In The Life (Short) Producer 2017
A Quiet Passion Producer 2016
A Winter’s Tale (Short) Producer 2016
Sunset Song Producer 2015
Of Time And The City Producer 2009
Under The Mud Producer/Director 2007
Warplane (TV) Producer/Director 2006