Since the beginning of last year Experimental Film Society (EFS) has been working intensely on feature film projects that are now nearing completion. Dean Kavanagh spent last year shooting and completing “Return of Suspicion” (trailer) and “Polar Nights” (trailer). Rouzbeh Rashidi’s “Ten Years in the Sun” (trailer) was a full year in production and finally came to completion in January 2015. Michael Higgins’ film “At One Fell Swoop” (trailer) spent 2014 in production, it is currently in the final stages of post and completion is imminent. Maximilian Le Cain’s successfully crowd-funded feature film “Cloud of Skin” (trailer) spent the entirety of 2014 in pre-production and principal photography, the film is currently in post-production with a release date towards the end of summer 2015.
These films share production methods that are exploratory, improvisational and non-script based. In this work location and time are key factors, and in place of any dictum rigidly set by detailed storyboarding or the totalitarian constraints of a screenplay, the filmmakers respond to the place and setting, absorbing the atmosphere and crafting the film within it. These films are created from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques.
If any organisations are interested in these films, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will send a preview copy/link.