HOBBY - an Adobe Pocket Film by Colin Read
"A short film about the new hobbies we started while locked down over the past year, in a search for fulfillment…and their failures."
A Pocket Film by Colin Read (commissioned by Adobe for their Pocket Film Series)
Starring: Dylan Kammerer
& Dog-starring: Sevy, Clubber, & Abba
Key Human: Andy Maso
Art Director: Charlie Turner
Score: Sam Perkin
Sound Editing: Rafael Chaves
Colorist: Fergus McCall @ The Mill
Shot on iPhone
& DJI OM 4
Produced by SEA COW
Critical Living by Alex Widdowson
"Critical Living draws upon the experiences of people involved in the Philadelphia Association therapeutic communities while also addressing some of the major discussion points in the Critical Psychiatry movement.
Critical Psychiatry, formally known as Anti-Psychiatry, has been scrutinising the dominant medical understanding of distress for over 50 years. It’s leading members were a disparate bunch that included R. D. Laing and David Cooper, both disillusioned psychiatrists and co-founders of the Philadelphia Association, as well as the renowned philosopher Michel Foucault, the libertarian Thomas Szasz, and Erving Goffman a sociologist.
Since creating a therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has run more than twenty community houses which have offered asylum and hospitality to people in distress. This work continues at two houses in North London.
The experience of fifty years has shown that personal crises and seemingly inescapable unhappiness may for many people be transformed in households like these. They are places where people can come together to address their difficulties in a situation of shared everyday living."
MAN ON THE CHAIR by Jeong Dahee
“Man on the chair” is tormented and constantly doubts his very own existence. It is just merely a picture that I created... Perhaps could I be also an image crafted by others?
Genius Loci by Kazak Productions
"One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide."
2D paper animation.
DoorDream by Will Dohrn
"Shot during lockdown 1 and late 2019, ignored during lockdown 2 and edited during lockdown 3.
Inspired by passing neighbours and the work of Chris Cunningham.
25th anniversary fan vignette to Aphex Twin’s Yellow Calx. Shot on an iPhone 8 with Filmic Pro using a custom engineered door peep hole lens mount made by Ratworks Engineering."
Shot and edited by Will Dohrn
Music - Aphex Twin - Yellow Calx
The Fishman by Leto S. Meade
"The journey of a dying fish’s last moments. 'The Fishman' formally embodies the transitory, shapeshifting nature of life and the inevitability of change by plunging its disembodied anthropomorphic protagonist between different mediums and styles."
From Over Here (On Stuttering) by Patrick Buhr
"This is a film about stuttering. Oh, and also about apple trees, catcallers, Goethe's Faust, pigeons, forests and girls on horses."
More info: shortoftheweek.com/2021/12/30/from-over-here
Planktonium by Jan van IJken
- SHORT VERSION -
"... Planktonium is a short film by Jan van IJken about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe, inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful, very diverse and numerous organisms are unknown to most of us because they are invisible to the naked eye. However, they are wandering beneath the surface of all waters around us and they are of vital importance for all life on earth.
Jan van IJken filmed the plankton through his microscopes, revealing the beauty and delicate structures of the minute organisms in the finest detail. The film is without any voice-over or explanation.
Renowned Norwegian artist Jana Winderen made a sound composition for the film. She is recording audio environments and creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear.
Phytoplankton (small plant-like cells) are producing half of all oxygen on earth by photosynthesis, like plants and trees do on land. Zooplankton are forming the base of the food chain of aquatic life. Plankton are also playing an important part in the global carbon cycle. The plankton are threatened by climate change, global warming and acidification of the oceans. ..."
Filmed, directed and produced by Jan van IJken
Sound composition by Jana Winderen
Edited by Jan van IJken and Metje Postma