On the 24th of June 2015, the Moving Image Makers Collective followed up the sell-out community screening at Alchemy Film Festival 2015 with an independent screening of new films at the Heart of Hawick Cinema.
Jason Baxter’s COMING TO THE TUNE is the first short to open the Moving Image Makers Collective screening. It is a documentary travelogue on a visit to the Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland in April 2015.
You hear about the story and motivation behind of a group of musicians who gather on a weekly basis in ‘The Reel’ – a venue in the centre of Kirkwall to play tunes and socialise with other visiting musicians.
This documentary is a film not just the capturing the Landscape of Orkney but its people and how I see its culture.
Sara Clark’s I SEE NOTHING is a personal exploration of the inner worlds of memory, emotion, visualisation and subconscious imagery which remain unseen in all of us despite being an ever-present element of our daily existence.
“I See Nothing” is Sara’s tenth short film. Her film “Gadaboot” was described by William McIlvanney as “Glasgow reflected in a broken mirror, through shards of memory, anecdote and place.”
Kenny Mitchell’s Poetry Film based on a poem written by Scarlet Mitchell and affectionately narrated by her mother Emma, is visually immersed in an adventurous road trip across the American Southwest. Culminating in a paradise closer to our home, the unexpected pervades the arrangement, meddling with time, light and Stoddart’s vibrant musical rendition.
We’re dedicating this short film to memory of Mary Dorothy Rae (Scarlet Mitchell’s gran) who sadly passed away the day before the film’s premiere at Alchemy 2015.
Tony Gulvin and David Kelly | PLATFORM 3 | 00:15:00
Depressed Artist, John Brenner, finds a woman’s bag on the London underground. Through the contents of the bag, the artist, falls in love with the owner delivering him from his own world of bitterness and depression.
Two Angels | Jason Moyes | Scotland | 2015 | 00:05:00
Two angels find joy as they explore a ruined landscape. But their shared sense of vitality and innocence is tarnished by a lasting memory of destruction that can’t be outrun.
Back and Forth | Jessie Growden | Scotland | 2015 | 00:08:01
This film came about when I discovered commuting. Two hours of my day filled with beautiful skies and constantly changing skies. I wanted to capture the beauty in the everyday views that go between home and work, in a place only connected to the outside wold through the radio and the end result of getting where I need to be. It is a space for thinking and catching up with oneself.
Sirenus | Julie Witford | Scotland | 2015 | 00:03:54
From rehearsals with dancer Julie Witford and choreographer Léonide Massine (1895–1979) at his studio on Isole dei Galli, ancient Sirenus, in the early 1970s. This formed the basis for his ballet ‘Song of the Reed’ inspired by the poem by Jalaluddin Rumi.
Poiesis Lovers | Narda Azaria Dalgleish | Scotland | 2015 | 00:18:00
PoetryFilm – a compound of three poems narrated in English and French, alluding to the interior of a poet on the backdrop of its metaphorical exterior realm of portals, canals, boats and dance.
Night Falls, Radha Waits – James Wyness
ContinuedToBe – John Grzinich
In Memory of Those who Melt the Soul Forever ~
A poem by Ibn Arabi, sang by Narda Azaria Dalgleish
Narda Azaria Dalgleish, Erwan Zuger
Shot in Padua, Venice and Burano, May 2015.
Speculum | Richard Ashrowan | Scotland | 2015 | 00:17:17
“I am weakened by being divided
drink me and become white
Speculum is a moving image sigil, a re-interpretation and re-enactment of a particular alchemical historiography. It explores ancient theories of matter in which luminous emanation gives rise to physical form. Taking the form of seven stages or seven failed experiments, the film draws upon the works of early light philosophers Roger Bacon (1214-1292), Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535) and John Dee (1527-1609).
What Else Is Space | Kerry Jones | Scotland | 2015 | 00:01:24
A disjointed and open ended interpretation of personal space through the eyes of a heavy set puppet, a family photograph, ripped audio and visuals and mashed up sounds.
Holiday 8 | Patrick Rafferty | Turkey | 2015
To spend time, without constraint, is a luxury rarely afforded. To switch off all news, ignore newspapers, television and radio, and create a space where everything is about now, joy.
The Ba | Jules Horne | Scotland | 2015 | 00:15:00
THE BA is a documentary about Jethart Hand Ba, the ancient street game that takes place once a year in the Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh. Closeup footage and Border voices give a sense of what it’s like to play and witness this joyfully anarchic game – part rugby, part ritual, part happening, part smuggling – where the Uppies confront the Doonies, there are no rules, and the pitch is Jedburgh itself.