OFFICIAL SELECTION: 'NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS' AT LINCOLN CENTER & MoMA, NEW YORK USA.
WORLD PREMIERE: 39th TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL, USA.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE.
AWARDED 'BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM': OPEN CINEMA ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.
AWARDED 'BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM': MEDIAWAVE FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, HUNGARY.
AWARDED 'BEST UNDER 35 DIRECTOR - YOUTH JURY': INVIDEO, ITALY.
A poet awakens within a strange garden in search of his notebook, pencil & inspiration. A divine couple, breakfasting, observe. A debate unfolds; would inspiration arise from help, or hinder? Will the poet find his inspiration?
Genres: Silent, Experimental, Fantasy
Treatment: Stop Frame Animation (Real Objects), Pixilation Animation / Animated Live Action, In-Camera Effects, Hand-Processed 35mm
CAST & CREW
Charlie MacGechan as the Poet
Yuliya Fytsaylo as the Goddess
Michael Grinter as the God
Directed, photographed, written, edited & animated by Ashley Michael Briggs
The original idea 'Apollo's Garden' by Rob Makin
Produced by Dee Meaden & Ashley Michael Briggs
An original score by Tom Hickox
Typography by Ben Seary
Art Direction, Lucy Sanderson
Additional Scenic Painting, David JR Lloyd
Costume Designer, Helen Vines
Costume Advisor, Rebecca Hale
Hair & Make-Up, Kelly Wasling
1st AD, Jack Burke
2nd AD, Sophie Faulkner
Camera Assistant, Christopher Cutts
Location Management, Giles Briggs
Martin Lissola, Violin
Julia Stewart, Violin
Amy Stanford, Viola
Harriet Wiltshire, Cello
David Stark, Double Bass
Keith Slade, Clarinet
“The Search For Inspiration Gone” Composed by Tom Hickox
Recorded by Ben Mason at Konk Studios
Studio Assistant, Dougle Lott
Final Sound Mix by Ben Mason & Ruth Rainey for We Are Audio
Audio Mastering by Matt Prior
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd
Picture Post Production by William HW Read
Theatrical Trailer Edited by Jamie Stones
With thanks to
Sofie Schütt, my parents, Oliver Verschoyle, Christopher Holland, Mads Outzen
An Ashley Michael Briggs Production in association with Magic Word Productions
"Ashley Michael Briggs" is the author of this motion picture for the purpose of copyright and other laws.
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the United Kingdom & other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, distribution &/or exhibition of this motion picture may result in civil liability & criminal prosecution.
Characters & incidents portrayed & the names herein are fictitious, & any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
FRANCE 24; CLERMONT-FERRAND REVIEW
Lisa Nesselson reviews her pick of Clermont-Ferrand 2013 on France 24. "This movie didn't win a prize, but it impressed me no end...." she says regarding The Search For Inspiration Gone. Newsreel clip;