Computer Love

A film commissioned last year by Thurrock Council with money from the Government’s Local Area Agreement has been acclaimed at an international film festival.

Computer Love, a dance film by Southend-based video artist David Valentine won a special mention by the judges at the IDN festival in Barcelona – the world’s biggest digital dance festival.

The film is a recreation of the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene acted out across the internet by two chat room lovers in their bedrooms.

It was first shown at the Thameside Theatre last February as part of the digital dance season and can be seen online at

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