The Alcohol Years by Carol Morley

21.12.09
The Alcohol Years, image courtesy of Carol Morley Carol Morley’s highly acclaimed documentary The Alcohol Years is a courageous, moving and often funny account of five self-destructive years of her life in early 1980s Manchester. It’s a poetic retrieval in which Carol’s rediscovered friends and acquaintances recount tales of her drunken and promiscuous behaviour. Carol’s search for her lost self and the conflicting memories and viewpoints ...
Addictive TV remixes

09.12.09
Addictive TV Here we have two remixes that showcase the audiovisual talents of Addictive TV. First up is the ident they devised to publicise the Europa League on UK terrestrial channel Five. The promo blends together shots from an assortment of football games with the intent that the broadcaster can edit the ending to advertise different matches. To see an alternate version check out Addictive TV’s ...
To Whom It May Concern

25.11.09
Image courtesy of Ian Gouldstone Ian W. Gouldstone: In May 2009, I became animator-in-residence at Newport University with the simple goal of playing with animation for a month.  This was in direct response to my own (and sometimes others’) obsession with the finished product, that I sometimes forget to be spontaneous and have fun.  So, with ‘To Whom It May Concern’, I chucked all those anxieties ...
Sound Seam by Aura Satz

06.11.09
Sound Seam, image courtesy of Aura Satz Aura Satz’s Sound Seam is a collaboration with the musician and gramophone specialist Aleks Kolkowski funded by the Wellcome Trust. Starting with the abstract imagery of close-ups of gramophone grooves, Sound Seam gives voice to the idea that every surface, in particular parts of our anatomy, is potentially inscribed with an unheard sound. The soundtrack’s musical composition ...
Badinage by Oliver Harrison

02.11.09
Filming on the set of Badinage, image courtesy of Oliver Harrison APEngine brings you a sneak preview of Badinage, the debut feature by award-winning filmmaker Oliver Harrison. In this dark fairy tale a poet dreams of a surreal world in an attempt to mask the truth. Set in a fantastical ‘other England’ which has fallen under the brutal rule of a fanatical sect, Badinage imagines a ...
Collapse by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas

28.10.09
B.Abbas and R.Abou-Rahme, Collapse (video still), single channel DV (2009), image courtesy of the artists Collapse is a sound and video installation comprised of reassembled archival footage. A collaboration between Palestinian artists Basel Abbas (sound and music) and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (film and video) the piece weaves elements sourced from news footage, archive material and Palestinian field recordings into a testament to resistance, longing, struggle and loss ...
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire

07.10.09
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire began with a story, a manuscript found in an attic that told the tale of Russian revolution and exile through Europe to Northern Ireland from the point of view of a young and romantic girl – director Dan Edelstyn’s Grandmother, Maroussia Zorokovich. Her words and vision prompted a documentary journey into Ukraine’s present and ...