JPFF Selection - Numbers
Name of Film: Numbers
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Directors Name: Maciej Piatek
Poets Name: Lucy English
Synopsis: Numbers is a second short film made in collaboration with a Bristol-based writer and poet Lucy English. The film is a part of Lucy's Ph.D. project called " The Book of Hours. This is the second film in which Lucy wrote a poem to a fully developed visual story. We only discussed some vague associations before the poem was written.
Lucy English on the Book of Hours project
''The Book of Hours is my current Ph.D. in digital writing project and is an attempt to create a contemporary secular digital version of a ‘Book of Hours’. I want to explore the notion that our electronic devices are not just for distraction but can also be used as tools for reflection. The ‘readership’ will be international rather than regional or national and this is emphasised by my use of international filmmakers, such as Marc Neys from paddingelgium and a product designer, Loki English from Berlin. Rather than the traditional reading experience of a book The Book of Hours can be experienced during moments of downtime, such as waiting for a bus, or during the coffee break at work.
The content of The Book of Hours will be a loose replication of the original books of hours. In the digital Book of Hours, the ‘choice’ will be generated digitally but will reflect the time the viewer accesses the site.''
+ technical note - the voice over fading and lack of it at the end of the film are intentional
poem by Lucy English
music by Grupa Otwock
concept by Maciej Piatek