A trilogy of short films to accompany 3 songs from Bird Radio’s first album, ‘The Boy and the Audience’.
Thanks to a successful kickstarter campaign, Chiara Ambrosio asked me to be her DoP on the shoot in the Orkney Islands.
A 12-hour coach ride to Aberdeen, followed by 7 hours by ferry to Kirkwall and an overnight stay there before our small band of friends finally reached our destination: the tiny, magical island of Papa Westray.
A short horror film we made with friends, credit cards and heaps of enthusiasm.
Allusions to adultery, satanic group sex, cannibalism and interior decorating, please be aware there are some shots best avoided if you’re squeamish.
Working with everyone involved to make this little film happen was the best fun I had that year and we all learned a great deal in the process.
We Premiered it at the 2004 Up Over Down Under Film festival in London. We also screened it at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and the 2005 Cardiff Film Festival. The National Film Board of Canada presented it at Cannes as part of their programme entitled “Strange, you say?”.