Feature - Phased Return

“I’m a bit suspicious of people who go on about words all the time,” says musician-poet-multihyphenate Supreme Vagabond Craftsman (SVC), delivering snippets of spoken word in a droll monotone over a soundtrack of improvised synth and distorted cassettes, free ranging squeaks and squarks mixing over a scratchy fuzz of…

ISLAND (2017, Steven Eastwood)

"Time is a peculiar thing. It’s just a way of chopping up a period so that we know where we are, and when we are,” muses Alan, one of the four individuals facing end-of-life situations in Steven Eastwood’s Island, a documentary that sensitively, empathetically, and concentratedly examines…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - Interview - Sandi Tan

"What does it mean to pour all of yourself into something, only to lose it? Detective documentary Shirkers examines the mysterious legacy of a missing film of the same title. Having found the footage from the original film more than twenty five years after its making and shaped a…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - Interview - Scott Barley

Scott Barley is an artist and filmmaker from Newport, South Wales. This interview took place over email, after his first feature film Sleep Has Her House played at Sheffield Doc/Fest and before it screens at London's Deptford Cinema. Can you describe your early experiences with filmmaking, and the development…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - Scott Barley, Eternal Gloaming

Some filmmakers innovate; whilst others iterate. Some, such as Scott Barley—a young filmmaker who has spent several years making slow, concentrated landscape films on his mobile phone—manage to do both of these things; repeating and refining, reinventing when necessary. “In a way, I am making the same film…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - The Solitude Of The Athlete

"Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, Kon Ishikawa explained that with Tokyo Olympiad, his spectacular portrait of the 1964 Summer Olympics, his aim was “to grasp the solemnity of the moment when man defies his limits, and to express the solitude of the athlete who, in order…