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Heavy Water is still in production but its trailer hints at a difficulty it explores being the connection of its two main themes represented by adjacent places on the Suffolk coast; the strange, liminal landscape surrounding Sizewell nuclear power station and the crumbling coastline of Dunwich up the coast. The difficulty has come in channelling the theme of Hauntology through such a geography, connecting some unforeseen nuclear calamity surrounding the plant with the past calamity of Dunwich itself falling into the sea.
A film adaptation of the Holloway book by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards. The film was made alongside Macfarlane who has written and recorded its voice-over, Donwood who allowed the use of many of his Holloway inspired prints, composer Richard Skelton who has recorded an entirely new piece of musical score for it, and sound artist, James Bulley who let us use his Holloway recording project.
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Short super 8 film about the landscape in the writing of Alan Garner by Adam Scovell with music by Atoms – more here
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Adam Scovell curates the Celluloid Wicker Man blog which collates his own writings and film work which include a number of super 8 productions to be found at Celluloid Wicker Man Films. Adam’s passions include Folk Horror, Landscape in Film and Literature, Film Music And Sound Analysis, British Art House and Cult Cinema. He has also written on Hauntology themes.
The Menhir Motorway is Adam’s first film for 2016. It is a super-8 looking at the Ballard-scapes found on the peninsula of The Wirral, specifically in Wallasey. It examines the links between the urban menhir known as Grannies Rock and the nearby motorway’s concrete labyrinths and pathways. The film’s music is by In Atoms from Liverpool and it is voiced by Paul Carmichael. It is the first in a planned series of shorts looking at neglected, liminal spaces. Watch another Adam Scovell short film Salthouse Marshes also featuring the music of In Atoms
Listen to In Atoms on Bandcamp