“Beautifully shot on 35mm film in locations ranging from the Mojave Desert to Leeds Library, A Distant Echo plays with movement and light in deserts across Southern California, exploring myth, identity, culture and the construction of history. The landscapes are layered with a dialogue between explorers, revealing the negotiations between an archaeologist from Cairo with members of a tribe who guard ancient tombs lost in the desert. A Distant Echo features an original choral soundtrack composed by Tom Challenger and performed by the Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.” – Leeds Film Festival.
A Distant Echo & Sea of Clouds Doclisboa Festival 2017
Wednesday 25 October, 4pm Culturgest
Portuguese premiere of my films A Distant Echo and Sea of Clouds will be held at Doclisboa festival 19-29 October 2017. I will attend and take part in the Jury for the Inatel/José Saramago Award.
“Conjoining film’s materiality with the politics, poetry and mythology residing in landscape, Sea of Clouds reflects rural Taiwanese screenings as a means of covert assembly, whilst A Distant Echo overlays the Californian desert with a literal and figurative choir of voices, conjuring a historical epic out of the echoes between past, present and cinema.” – Doclisboa 2017