STUDIO DIARY SERIES (2018)

STUDIO DIARY SERIES (2018)

The Studio Diary series is an ongoing project by Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais, being created throughout 2018, which will eventually consist of 101 films: 100 shorts and 1 feature length film.

 

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TWO STORMS COLLIDE (2018)

TWO STORMS COLLIDE (2018)

A short film created over one stormy week while snowbound in Dublin.

 

Runtime: 8 mins | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Format: DV Colour | Year: 2018

 

Created by: Maximilian Le Cain, Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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INT. LANDSCAPES (2018)

INT. LANDSCAPES (2018)

A series of inner landscapes evoked through sound, voice and fleeting fragments of Super 8 film.

 

Runtime: 9 mins | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Format: Super 8 Colour | Year: 2018

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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TELEKINETIC PLEASURES (2018)

TELEKINETIC PLEASURES (2018)

Artefacts of psychic transmissions captured on videotape.

 

Runtime: 8 mins | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Format: VHS Colour | Year: 2018

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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SCENE 13 - THE CROW (2017)

SCENE 13 – THE CROW (2017)

Scene 13 – The Crow is a short film about darkness, created for the Experimental Film Society’s collaborative feature film project “The Last of Deductive Frames”.

 

Runtime: 10 mins | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Format: VHS Colour | Year: 2017

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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BLACK SUN (2017)

BLACK SUN (2017)

Glory to the soul that drifts in darkness,

Glory to the darkness that dwells within.

Surrender. Surrender. Surrender.

Lay down in the shadow of the ancient trees,

Sink into the black waters of endless night.

When stars are blotted out and eyes no longer see,

The brightness of inner sight illuminates the way.

 

Runtime: 61 mins | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Format: HD Colour | Year: 2017

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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EXTERIORS (2017)

EXTERIORS (2017)

Exteriors is a part of a project exploring how the major subjects of painting can be represented through moving image. This particular series of short film studies shot on VHS focuses on the landscape and the natural world.

 

Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Format: VHS Colour | Year: 2017

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

These films are also available for gallery exhibition.

 

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THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (2016)

THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (2016)

The Kingdom Of Shadows is a mystical cinematic experience which stirs from the darkness the spirits of our ancestors and reawakens the horror of unresolved crimes and denied desires. Shot on location in Portugal with an international cast, The Kingdom Of Shadows is a surrealist vision inspired by dreams, biblical myths, alchemy and family history.

 

Runtime: 70 mins | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Format: HD Colour | Year: 2016

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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THE QUEST FOR THE CINE-REBIS (2016)

THE QUEST FOR THE CINE-REBIS (2016)

The Quest For The Cine-Rebis is a video essay/meditation on the art of cinema, created to accompany a manifesto of the same name.

 

Runtime: 25 mins | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Format: HD Colour | Year: 2016

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE (2016)

IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE (2016)

In Search Of The Exile (2016) is a visionary cinematic experience, a doorway into a dreamworld where reality morphs and transforms before our eyes. In this film a lone figure wanders through a mysterious wilderness while hounded by spectres and unseen forces. This is a solitary journey, a path of exile and hardship that leads beyond the abyss to where reality loses its mask of concreteness and shows its true fluid face. The Wanderer is assailed by enigmatic figures and creatures that dance across the screen, reality is only momentarily graspable before disintegrating into a sea of colour, texture and abstraction. Each step forwards demands complete submission in order to find harmony in the tension of opposites.

 

Runtime: 63 mins | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Format: HD/DV/VHS Colour | Year: 2016

 

Created By: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

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WITCHES WALK MONOCHROME (2016)

WITCHES WALK MONOCHROME (2016)

A reworking of 2012’s Witches Walk, this film transforms light into darkness, colour into shadow, and presents an experience of a journey through a monochromatic forest that morphs and transforms before our eyes.

 

Runtime: 16 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: VHS B+W | Year: 2016

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

This film is also available for gallery exhibition.

SPLENDOR SOLIS (2015)

SPLENDOR SOLIS (2015)

Splendor Solis Home Movies 1998-2015 is a twin screen cine-poem that has been compiled from footage filmed over 17 years. This loosely chronological cinematic wandering charts a journey in which filmmaking is used as a tool for personal exploration and transformation. A celebration of creativity, play and collaboration.

 

Runtime: 57 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: HD/Super8/VHS/DV – Colour/B+W | Year: 2015 | Language: English | Screening formats: Pro Res QT file, DCP

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett

 

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SACRIFICIUM INTELLECTUS (2012)

SACRIFICIUM INTELLECTUS (2012)

A figure dressed in a costume constructed from newspapers and pages torn from books dances wildly until every last shred of paper has fallen from his body. A ritual of submission to dionysian forces which, once unleashed, take over a moment in time and pour forth into it the full weight of eternity.

 

Runtime: 66 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Formats: DV Colour | Year: 2012

 

Created By: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

This film is also available for gallery exhibition.

 

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WITCHES WALK (2012)

WITCHES WALK (2012)

Two figures walk through a forest that morphs and transforms before our eyes. In this expressionistic film, VHS footage has been projected and refilmed several times to create a unique and hypnotic image.

 

Runtime: 16 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: VHS Colour | Year: 2012

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

 

This film is also available for gallery exhibition.

SAVAGE WITCHES (2012)

SAVAGE WITCHES (2012)

A kaleidoscopic experiment in cinematic alchemy, Savage Witches is a playful and poetic feature film which follows two girls who use their imagination and the magic of cinema to break free from the prison they see around them. It is a colourful collage of sounds and images that has been created using all manner of processes and formats, resulting in a bold and expressionistic exploration of the art of cinema.

 

Runtime: 70 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: HD/Super8/VHS/DV Colour/B+W | Year: 2012 | Language: English

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais

 

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BLACKWATER PIRATES (2012)

BLACKWATER PIRATES (2012)

Blackwater Pirates is a short film using off cuts and unused fragments from Daniel Fawcett’s 2010 feature film Teenage Wildlife. Recontextualised super 8 footage from the film is compiled into a layered and atmospheric piece hinting at new narratives.

 

Runtime: 5 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: Super 8 Colour | Year: 2012

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett

TEENAGE WILDLIFE (AKA DIRT) (2010)

TEENAGE WILDLIFE (AKA DIRT) (2010)

Daniel Fawcett’s second feature film is a personal and playful adventure story about growing up and breaking free. Set in a small English seaside village, the film follows the story of three friends who are not quite ready to face up to becoming a part of the adult world.

 

Runtime: 108 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: DV/Super8 Colour/B+W | Year: 2010 | Language: English

 

Written, Directed and Edited by: Daniel Fawcett

THE FIRST MYTH (2010)

THE FIRST MYTH (2010)

Mankind has used itself up. The last man walks in a barren land until, haggard and exhausted, he collapses. His fallen body attracts the attention of formidable creatures, hybrid animals that begin a strange ritual that will transform the last drained-up body of mankind into new life. The First Myth is a short film by Clara Pais in which art and myth are explored as a means for transformation using the artifice of theatre and puppetry.

 

Runtime: 5 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: HDV Colour | Year: 2010

 

Written, Directed and Edited by: Clara Pais

A PILGRIMAGE TO DUNGENESS (2007)

A PILGRIMAGE TO DUNGENESS (2007)

In the summer of 2007, Daniel Fawcett went on a journey by bicycle to Dungeness in Kent. This is a journey that Daniel had been planning to make since first seeing Derek Jarman’s film The Garden which was shot in and around Dungeness. A Pilgrimage to Dungeness is an atmospheric portrait of a journey and a place, shot on home movie cameras.

 

Runtime: 15 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Formats: DV/Super 8/Mobile Phones – Colour/B+W | Year: 2007 | Language: English

 

Created by: Daniel Fawcett | Music & Sound Design: Simon Keep

COME ON THUNDER (2006)

COME ON THUNDER (2006)

Daniel Fawcett describes his debut feature film Come On Thunder as “a quiet film that wants to scream”, it is a personal meditation on isolation, landscape and an unacknowledged spiritual longing.

 

Runtime: 77 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: DV, Colour | Year: 2006 | Language: English

 

Written, Directed and Edited by: Daniel Fawcett

 

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THE EARLY SHORT FILMS OF DANIEL FAWCETT

THE EARLY SHORT FILMS OF DANIEL FAWCETT

Between 1998 and 2010, Daniel Fawcett made approximately 80 short films. We are currently in the process of digitising and logging these works in order to make available the complete archive. A full list of films will be available soon.