SCREENTIME

Friday 3 March, 17:30

Run Time

60 mins
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Three short works by young filmmakers in Berwick, made collaboratively with artists Kimberley O’Neill and Kathryn Elkin. Applying techniques of digital filmmaking and documentary storytelling, the films explore entangled relationships between people, technology and the local environment.

​In10ded Ten: The Fate of The Middle Place

A collaborative film made by Berwick Young Filmmakers (a group of local 12–14 year olds). The film was produced over five days of workshops led by artist Kimberley O’Neill, which introduced the group to digital filmmaking and documentary techniques. The film that the Berwick Young Filmmakers have produced together, explores the theme ‘Reworld’—speculating on what life in the year 2031 could be like and imagining how people, technology and nature may change in the near future.

Director Biography

Kimberley O’Neill is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. O’Neill was shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award 2019/20. Recent activities include; Enigma Body Tech, solo exhibition, Satellites Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2019; Ways to Speculate, Screening, Site Gallery, Sheffeild, 2019 and she was co-Programmer of AMIF 2019 with Ima-Abasi Okon & Emmie McCluskey at Tramway, Glasgow.

Production Year

2021

Director

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Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

English

Primary Contact

Kimberley O'Neill

Producer

Kimberley O'Neill

Facilitator

Chloë Smith

Bridge to the Future

Kathryn Elkin’s Bridge to the Future was made as part of a wider community project around the conservation of the Union Chain Bridge, celebrating its rich history and relationship to contemporary life. Built in 1819, the suspension bridge spans the border between England and Scotland. Elkin worked collaboratively with participants from the Berwick Youth Project, responding to the groups ideas to fashion a joyful, playful work that reflects on movement between time and place and dreams for the future.

Production Year

2023

Premiere

Director

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Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

English Sdh Captions

Primary Contact

Kathryn Elkin

Producer

Berwick Youth Project Zoe Chester Carol Whinnom Kathryn Elkin

Camera

Rachel McBrinn

Everyday Apocalypse

Everyday Apocalypse is a new short film made by four local young people, developed in collaboration with artist Kimberley O’Neill, exploring our shared experiences of lockdown. Over a three week period in August, the group met via Zoom to share stories and develop the film. Through a series of online workshops, the young people were introduced to lo-fi mobile-phone filmmaking techniques and used writing exercises to generate ideas—expanding their personal quarantine anecdotes into subjects and locations for the film.

The stories shared by the group had some similarities; normal daily rhythms disrupted and replaced by strange new dimensions in the everyday. Familiar territories of the woods, beaches and parks became liminal spaces to escape into. Being restricted for this 5 month period opened up portals between our home environments and imaginations.

The final film combines footage and sound recorded individually by the young people in each of their lockdown locations. This material has been edited together by O’Neill whilst reflecting on the conversations and themes of the workshops. The final film has taken influence from horror and fantasy genres, to capture the uncanny atmosphere of the landscapes the young people have explored during the pandemic.

Director Biography

Kimberley O’Neill is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. O’Neill was shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award 2019/20. Recent activities include; Enigma Body Tech, solo exhibition, Satellites Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2019; Ways to Speculate, Screening, Site Gallery, Sheffeild, 2019 and she was co-Programmer of AMIF 2019 with Ima-Abasi Okon & Emmie McCluskey at Tramway, Glasgow.

Production Year

2020

Director

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Dialogue Language

English

Primary Contact

Kimberley O'Neill

Producer

Kimberley O'Neill