A whole New World

A fantastical portrayal of the ruins of a fallen empire, combining grand narrative with cheap product placement.

Narrated by a statuesque Britannia Goddess, adapting a variety of existing tales, including St George & The Dragon and Tarzan, the film draws from a range of genres, from musical to political, and from sedate period drama to battlefield conflict.

Maclean plays all the characters in the work, miming to a multilingual soundtrack and bedecked in an elaborate combination of prosthetic make-up, historical costume and Union Jack-encrusted tourist tat.

Commissioned for the Margaret Tait Award 2013 in conjunction with Glasgow Film Festival, Creative Scotland and LUX.

Production Year

2014

Premiere

Regional Premiere

Director

Rachel Maclean

Country

United Kingdom