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Luke Bather - 22nd June 2017

Hugo Jenkins' clip for Dusseldorf-based duo Grandbrothers is a stream-of-conscious study of memory, family and spirituality.

The clip uses multiple formats in a disparate, fragmented editing style to explore the ideas of spiritual therapeutic tasks and unwilling self-improvement exercises - each one encouraged by family members or outsiders. It's a sinister atmosphere that pits time, memory and the self against one another in a beautifully composed frame.

HUGO JENKINS:

“When I first heard the track I was really intrigued by how certain parts repeated yet kept evolving in a way that felt amazingly effortless. This made me reflect on different forms of spirituality and therapy that often involve repetitive tasks.

"I tried to let this repetition inform the way the film is structured, often returning to a particular idea but revealing a little more each time we see it."

Credits

DirectorHugo Jenkins
ProducerDaniel Kallberg
Production CompanyBlack Dog Films
1st ADTom Wynbourne
Director of PhotographyJordan Buck
Focus PullerAlasdair Baines
2nd ACMahalia John
GafferLee Brinkley
EditorEmanuel Asamere
LabelCity Slang
ColouristTim Smith
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Other creditsDirectors Assistant: Jess Newby-Vincent Head Of Black Dog Films: Martin Roker

Luke Bather - 22nd June 2017

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