Through The Waves

© Ben Roberts
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‘Through The Waves’ is a 7-minute short-film, that finally tells the story of Artie Moore. In Gelligroes Mill, on the 14th April 1912, Artie Moore received the terrified distress call from the sinking Titanic. Here, he’s portrayed by Steffan Cennydd (The Pembrokeshire Murders, Yr Amgueddfa), where we’re taken right back to that fateful night in 1912.

Genre: Short, Historical, Drama

Welsh Connections

Director / Producer / Writer by: Ben F Roberts
Cast: Steffan Cennydd, Gareth John Bale, Sion Eifion, Daniel Caddy, Jamie Jackson
Location: Sirhowy Valley Country Park, Llanyravon Mill – Cwmbran
Other: Worked with the Blackwood Radio Ham Club to achieve accuracy in our portrayal of Artie, and to borrow the actual equipment he used.
Story: Artie Moore grew up in Gelligroes, near Pontllanfraith South Wales. His incredible skills in wireless technology are what lead the events of this story to take place, where he received the distress call from the sinking Titanic. He went on to attract the attention of Marconi, who took him under his wing, out of Wales, to create the earliest versions of SONAR. Artie Moore should be remembered as an iconic, Welsh inventor but his story has remained mostly unknown, only celebrated by the local community around Pontllanfraith.

Production Details

Camera: Marcelina Zwegrodzka
Location Sound: Fred Badham
Sound Design: John Butterfield Elsey
Editor and AD: Chloe Lancastle
Composer: Gareth Thomas
BTS: Eszter Csery

Technical Details

Length: 7 minutes, 34 seconds
Language: English and Welsh
Certificate: Uncertified
Format: DCP, DVD, MOVE / MP4
Accessibility: English subtitles


Date: 9th June, 2021

  • Wales International Film Festival – 2021
  • London Indie Short Festival (Award Winner) – October 2021
  • Venice Shorts – November 2021
  • Stockholm City Film Festival (Award Finalist) – November 2021
  • Onyko Films Awards (Award Winner) – December 2021
  • Amsterdam Short Film Festival – December 2021
  • Lily Indie Film Fest (Award Winner) – January 2022
  • Dallas Movie Awards Festival (Award Semi-Finalist) January 2022
  • Dumbo Film Festival (Award Semi-Finalist) – February 2022
  • WOW Film Festival / Ffilm Ifanc Made In Wales – March 2022

Rights Holder: Ben F Roberts