UK / 7 mins
TRANS is an intimate moving image portrait focusing on Kali. Exploring themes of transformation and identity, the film constructs various scenes based on her thoughts, feelings and imaginings as she reflects on the pain of her metamorphosis.
A formally and thematically complex hybrid of photographic and cinematic technique, the work was shot as a series of high-resolution still images using slow shutter speeds. This captured motion was then reconstructed as a video sequence by dissolving the images together, allowing me to author scenes where actions can be accentuated by being lengthened, shortened or even entirely deleted.
The work is composed of a series of near-expressionist sequences that explore notions of physical transformation and also endeavour to restore an uncanny mystery to human movement.
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
London Short Film Festival, UK
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia
Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK
Flatpack Film Festival, UK
Boston LGBT Film Festival, USA
MIX NYC - New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, USA
flEXiff Experimental International Film Festival, Australia
Queer Lisboa, Portugal
Xposed Berlin International Queer Short Film Festival, Germany
Darklight Film Festival, Ireland
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
OK Video Festival, Indonesia
Klex Film Festival, Malaysia
Henley Fringe Film Festival, UK
Queer City Cinema Film Festival, Canada
Um Outro, Eu Mesmo Film Festival, Brazil