Ned Botwood - 16th Sept 2019

A dream of Mississippi blues and the great vastness of America. Made in Cornwall. Tommy Creagh directs this quiet mood piece for The Golden Dregs - a slice of low-budget Britcana from the South West.

Band member Davy Roderick takes a personal, contemplative journey to Land’s End in an old Ford. Resplendent in double denim, with a nodding Jesus on his dashboard, he stops for smoke breaks at incongruously New World landmarks - the Route 38 diner, a tire dump, a flooded quarry, and other ghosts of industry. Using this iconography, big sky and open roads, Creagh reimagines the psyche of British geography.

DOP Bethany Fitter captures the majesty of the coastal golden hour on Super-16mm. Together with the artist, she devised an inventive way of keeping track of this short window of light - with a golden-themed playlist that lasted exactly 42 minutes. With very little, she creates the kind of sweeping, sun-drenched images Gus Van Sant angled for in his own piece of lost America, My Own Private Idaho

Credits

DirectorTommy Creagh
Director of PhotographyBethany Fitter
EditorConor Tobin
ColouristBethany Fitter

Ned Botwood - 16th Sept 2019

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