HART OF THE WOOD FEATURE FILM
Surfacing in 2022...
'Hart of the Wood', is a long-form 'Avante-Garde' documentary film that sits in a fictitious conceit that begins in a distant future, inspired by Russell Hoban’s cult novel ‘Riddley Walker’. A medley of documentary, fantasy, song and dance: shot on a tapestry of celluloid film stocks and developed by hand.
A strange hominid, from a different time, is swallowed down under-earth where he discovers a weird film projection device from his distant past. He cranks a handle and is confronted with a film of visions, disgorged from a fermented face from the past, that reveals a phantasmagoria of contemporary life; that sits in a liminal place between the real and the oneiric.
A climate-fiction; film-dream. Inspired by literature, folklore, science and arboriculture. We are projected through portals to deep past; distant future; and an eerie series of mysterious interventions, invocations, and experiments, that enables us to reflect on humanity’s deep relationship with the woods. 'A waking dream', of an arboreal utopia; layered with sensations and memories, that confront our own nightmares that lay rising on our immediate horizon.