Filmed on the coast or Norfolk, the film explores the imaginary, magical world of an eight year old boy who conjures up his imaginary twin. Rippling with animal imagery and shamanistic conjuring, it is about the boy’s perceptions of the world and his realisation of his own place in the universe
Between close ups and long shot we can piece together gesture, intention, space and terrain in this beautiful depiction of the intensity of child’s play- the choreography remains true to the un-thought, incipient actions of childhood, and the direction privileges each moment with grand, almost monumental shots.
Although avoiding all dance steps this miniature , edited with a sense of rhythm, has been described as “a little masterpiece of cinematographer’s art.
The British Council
Through repetition, slow and arrested motion, and inspired editing these filmmakers have orchestrated his leaps and falls slides and runs into the most passionate of dances.
Rose Ann Thom, Dance Magazine 1998
Commissioned by the Arts Council and BBC2 as part of Dance for the Camera.
Produced by MJW Productions, Anne Beresford and Margaret Williams.
Broadcast BBC2 July 1996. Has been screened and broadcast internationally. Short listed for the IMZ Screen Choreography Award and received a special citation for the Choreography for the Camera Award at Moving Pictures
A film by Rosemary Lee and Peter Anderson
Music created for the film by Graeme Miller
Performer: Tom Evans
Costume: Louise Belson