‘We’ve all been around long enough to watch a mountain crumble to dust. Mine was my father.’

Contained within the sterile environment of a snake anti-venom factory in West Wales, Frank is struggling to make peace with the recent death of his father. Unsatisfied with his job, he revisits memories in a hope of changing his future and putting to rest a complex father-son relationship.

FRANK is an eerily beautiful and poignant short film featuring original poetry by Frank Thomas and music by Sam Jones.

Based in Wales, the Jones Collective draw inspiration from the people and communities they meet. FRANK is inspired by, and created with, poet and real-life snake anti-venom factory worker, Frank Thomas.

like all good short films, lingers like a flash in the darkness

Wales Arts Review

FRANK premiered at Chapter Arts Centre on 22 February 2022 and was available to watch online until 21 March 2022. Presented by Jones Collective, National Theatre Wales and Frank Thomas in collaboration with Plastique Fantastique.

Creative team

Director / Writer
Jesse Briton
Director / Designer
Buddug James Jones
Performer / Writer
Frank Thomas
Sam Jones
Director of Photography
George Morris
Gavin Porter