Grant McPhee Triple Bill

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A showcase of sublime visuals, subversive soundtracks and supernatural sensations.

An introduction to the mind of Grant McPhee, featuring previously unseen shorts only available as part of this bundle!

Intro: Aphlogistic, dir Grant McPhee, music Barry McPhee

Beyond The Speed of Life – 2023, 65 mins

Beyond the Speed of Life : 1970 is a visual accompaniment to Port Sulphur’s ‘the Speed of Life’ long-player.
Shot entirely with 1960s vintage 16mm cameras and lenses it is an exploration of early music video aesthetics, B-Movies, amateur filmmaking and the Underground – Warhol, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas and Anger.
Reflecting the recording of the Speed of Life album, the filmmaking process deployed a similar ‘automatic’ writing approach of unlearning technique, a refusal of pre-determined composition and ensuring that ‘first ideas’ take priority regardless of secondary thought merit.

Interlude: Unflame, dir Grant McPhee, music Barry McPhee

Night Kaleidoscope – 2017, 83 mins

Edinburgh’s cobbled back streets transform into a dark dreamscape brimming with supernatural menace. Fion, a cynical psychic investigator, must take powerful drugs to boost his waning abilities; inducing visions that will allow him to track down a pair of vampires who are terrorizing the nocturnal population. Described as “a sleek and ultra stylish vampire flick… accompanied by a brooding and engaging score”

Interlude: The Bell Witch of Leith, dir Grant McPhee, music Barry McPhee

Far From the Apple Tree – 2019, 85 mins

Judith (Sorcha Groundsell – Netflix’s The Innocents, BBC’s Clique) is a struggling art student who lands a dream job of working for a renowned and somewhat sinister visual artist (Victoria Liddell – Outlaw King, River City). Judith’s work involves cataloguing the artists’ video footage and in doing so she discovers film sequences of a young woman, the artists’ dead daughter, who looks exactly like herself…

Featuring a fantastic soundtrack from Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade) and Shawn Pinchbeck, this Pop art fairytale is our second title from Scottish director Grant McPhee; with strands of horror, ghost story and fairy tale all weaving together to make a compelling, haunting and absorbing experience.

Close: Effluvium, dir Grant McPhee, music Barry McPhee