Not especially Christmassy, not particularly pertinent to the new year, here’s a recent music video I designed for the British-German DJ duo “M-22” – “Think About Us”. The great thing about it is that 90% of the effects in it are in-camera. Yes, we actually chopped the car in half and yes that mad explosion of goo at the end actually happened; it’s called “elephant toothpaste” in common parlance and is a mixture of 35% proof Hydrogen peroxide, liquid soap, food dye and a yeast catalyst. Along with the director, I was the only one on set when we chucked the catalyst in and had about 10 seconds to clear before being carried away in a molten tide of chemical effluence…
I am delighted to announce that “Florian’s Last Climb” has been selected to screen at the Harkat 16mm Film Festival in Mumbai, India. The festival describes itself as “an analog film festival dedicated to the showing, production and discourse around celluloid film as a medium” and includes screenings and workshops across three days between 18th-20th December. “FLC” will be screened as part of the “Persistence of Memory” section showing on the 19th December at 6:30pm IST (1 pm GMT). A great chance to see films in its original unvarnished state – “FLC” combining both 16mm and super8mm.Film Festival Instagram page
I’m excited to announce that “Florian’s Last Climb” has been selected to screen at the 28th International Festival of Mountain Films, Poprad. The festival takes place in the picturesque city of Poprad situated at the foot of the HIgh Tatra Mountains in beautiful Slovakia. The festival have very generously invited director Harry Chapman along as its quest when it takes place in October.
“Florian’s Last Climb” continues its ascent in India with yet another score – selected to screen at the 4th Indian World Film Festival in Hyderabad this month. Many thanks to the festival for choosing us and best of luck to all the film makers taking part!
A 4th hit on the Sub-Continent! After Pune, Bangalore and Goa, “Florian’s Last Climb” has now been selected to screen at the New Delhi Film Festival in India in January. It’s never easy to predict which stories will score in which countries. Perhaps it’s a Himalayan connection?! Das ist gut!