the nettle garden
A short documentary about what it means to live life closer to the soil.
concept film for a larger project, using writing and lensless photography.
Shot & edited January 2022
a cave drama
Artist Isabell Kinga Markus (@isabellkinga) reflects on the freefalling experience of lockdown, through the monochromatic murals she is painting on her studio walls.
Shot on hand-developed, push-processed 35mm B&W Kodak Tri-X 400 in May 2021.
I remember once you needed me
I remember how we watched
the skies change, and we said goodbye
I remember, I remembered to wait.
A director assembles a group of young men to meet under the watchful gaze of a documentary film crew, he is creating an elaborate re-staging of a sexual assault that occurred to him outside his house in 2013. Exploring the lines of consent and the erotics of power, the young men reveal their own stories through role play and physical movement.
Deeply self reflexive, and ponderous of the role of authenticity in cinema the film boundary-crosses willingly to examine what it is that makes film so vital, but also how it can be that we find truth within the cinematic art. Offering a unique perspective on historical trauma and a powerful reflection on the nature of performance, this is a bold and dynamic approach to documentary cinema whilst also being a deeply personal examination of healing.
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