This month’s instalment looks at our film Savage Witches. Alongside discussing the making of the film, we explore some of the questions raised by it such as the nature of reality and freedom, the reality of fantasy and the importance of play:
“More than anything else this is a film about the magic of cinema, the magic of illusions and cinema’s great power to be able to bring the imagination to life. The film itself is an act of magic, cinema as witchcraft, filmmaking as spell-casting.”
“The whole process was exploratory and one of play, a systematic play but play nonetheless. For us play is an essential element in art making because it has the ability to surpass our intellect and rationality and when lost in play unexpected things can be stirred to the surface that we could never reach in a rational way, in this way play is similar to dreams. Play could be seen as the active form of the passive dreaming/viewing experience.”
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Thanks again to Bradley Tuck and the Exploding Appendix team!