Format: Short Experimental Film
Role: Creator / Director / DoP
World Premiere: Slamdance 2018, USA.
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A doctor blunders forward. An artist forces progress. Cold air creeps. Industry grinds forth. Crude inky marks delineate Anna's torso. Will she find her voice?
Balancing an often outrageous yet tender manner, Katalysis examines the remaining obstacle for the male gender; its quest for maintaining control over thought in the new scientific era of early 20th century, explicitly regarding the female body,... the last dark continent.
An Anton Chekhov period-drama adaption of the short story "Anyuta" constructed with brave experimental forms that include a singular usage of each shot, an abandonment of continuity norms and a very allowing shot-by-shot cinematographic discipline.
About the Production
What happens if you curate a film? Can I make a narrative film whilst only using any shot once? Can I disrespect continuity, locations, light, wardrobe, continuity, grading, aspect ratios... and still deliver a story? How much can I play with the space between the camera and the action?
Adapted from A. Chekhov’s “Anyuta”
Directed and Photographed by Ashley Michael Briggs
Anna, Moa Nilsson
Kossell, Adam Stålhammar
Vrubel, Peter Hilden
Edited by Robert Krantz
Score and Sound Design, Tomas Nordmark
Wardrobe, Tone Aminda Gøytil Lund
Production Design, Tone Aminda Gøytil Lund and Ashley Michael Briggs
Sound Recordist, Peter Eklund
Sound Mixer, Anders Lindahl
Hair & Make-Up, Emelie Henriksson
Original Ink Illustrations, Carim Nahaboo
Typography, Carl Johan Näs
Lighting & Camera Assistant, Simon Averin Markström
Additional Camera Operation, Lukas Eisenhauer
Additional Lighting Assistance, Wilhelm Edfalk
Additional Pre-Light Gaffer, Dennis Correa
Additional Clapper, Elvira Roos
Kossell’s Hair, Jessica Hedin
Alena III modeled by Athena Patras
Psyche with Blue Legs modelled by Eline Lundberg
Produced by Ashley Michael Briggs during the Film and Media M.A. at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts / Uniarts, 2017.
Thanks to all those generous enough to help, guide and challenge.
© Ashley Michael Briggs, 2017.
Slamdance 2018. World Premiere
Shooting formats: 4K digital cinema.
Delivery: 2K DCI Flat (1.85:1), 5:1 Surround DCP. (Stereo as an optional DCP).
Languages: English. English subtitles (burnt in).
Camera Used: Sony F55.
Lenses Used: Cooke Panchro Primes. Arri Fujinon Alura 18-80. Zeiss Super Speeds.
Angénieux Type 10x25 F.25-250mm . Canon FD: 35mm Tilt Shift / various L-series primes.