THE CROW (2017)
The Crow is a short film about darkness, created for the Experimental Film Society’s collaborative feature film project “The Last of Deductive Frames”. It can be watched online for free here.
Runtime: 10 mins | Ratio: 4:3 | Format: VHS Colour | Year: 2017
Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
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 | Cast: Kai Fiáin, Jann Clavadetscher, Katie McFadden, Inês Campos, Molly Matthews, Daniel Fawcett, Carmim Carvalho, Rouzbeh Rashidi, José Pais, Clara Pais, Júlio Mendes Rodrigo, Rafael Cortés, Joaquim Costa Gomes, Manuela Almeida, Dionísio Alves Pereira, Jorge Ribeiro, José Oliveira Gomes, Jorge Sousa, Mário Rui Castro, José Daniel Castro, Jorge Costa, David Carvalhal, Sousa Moura, Eduardo Moura, Mário Fonseca, Bruno Costa | Sound Design: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais | Costumes: Patricia Shim, Filipa Melo
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.
Titles so far:
EXT. WAVES 21 mins | UK
EXT. FIRE AT FAIRLIGHT GLEN 6 mins | UK
EXT. TREES 10 mins | Portugal
EXT. WILD FLOWERS 5 mins | UK
EXT. SEA MIST 7 mins | Portugal
Ratio: 4:3 | Format: VHS Colour | Year: 2017
Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
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. MORE HERE
Runtime: 70 mins | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Format: HD Colour | Year: 2016
Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais | Cast: Joana Castro, Bruno Senune, Fabrizio Federico, Andrei Răuțu, Carina de Matos, Flavia Barabas, André Almeida Rodrigues, Daniel Pires, Diogo Jesus, Marisa Freitas, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Kay Fi’ain | Music: The Phantom Film Band with Rafael Cortés, Filipa Freire, Sara Yasmine, Inês Campos and Maria Vasquez | Sound Design: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
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. WATCH HERE
Runtime: 25 mins | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Format: HD Colour | Year: 2016
Created by: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
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. READ MORE
Runtime: 63 mins | Ratio: 4:3 | Shooting Format: HD/DV/VHS Colour | Year: 2016 | Cast: Fabrizio Federico, Clara Pais, Daniel Fawcett, Joana Castro and Bruno Senune | Sound & Music: The Phantom Film Band | Created By: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
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. READ MORE
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
Director: Daniel Fawcett | Sound Design: Simon Keep | Music: Simon Keep, Jos Dow, Daniel Fawcett, Alex Lemming, Magnus Williams, Thomas Hartley | Editing: Daniel Fawcett, Clara Pais | Production: The Underground Film Studio
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 | Performer: Bradley Tuck | Music & Sound Design: Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais | Costumes: Daniel Fawcett | Production Assistant: Mikolaj Holowko
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
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. READ MORE
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 | Cast: Christina Wood and Victoria Smith | Music: Fiona Bevan | Sound Design: Simon Keep | Costumes: Joonatan Allandi
RECYCLED CINEMA (2012)
An ongoing and ever-changing project made from reworked, mashed up, and hacked to pieces footage from Daniel Fawcett’s personal archive of films and home movies. Recycled Cinema is tailored specifically to each performance and is shown in varying forms from single to multiple screen projections.
Runtime: various | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: DV/HD/VHS/Super8/Mobile Phones Colour/B+W | Year: 2012 | Created by: Daniel Fawcett with Clara Pais
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)
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 | Cast: Vito Maraula, Freddie Machin and Elizabeth Holmes | Music: The Dead Rat Orchestra | Sound Design: Simon Keep | Cinematographer: Emma Bailey | Costumes: Rachel McWha
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 | Cast: Daniel Pires, Joonatan Allandi and Andrea Dorelli | Costumes: Natalie Khoo and Poppy Harris | Puppets: Barbora Stusakova and Anna Rawles | Make up: Bethan Hollington and Ann Li
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)
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. MORE HERE
Runtime: 77 mins | Country: UK | Ratio: 16:9 | Shooting Formats: DV, Colour | Year: 2006 | Language: English
Written, Directed and Edited by: Daniel Fawcett | Cast: Vito Maraula, Lee Hopkins and Rebecca Simmonds | Music: Alex Woodrow and Sébastien Daniell | Sound Design: Simon Keep | Cinematography: Emma Bailey | Costumes: Jessica Mautner | Casting: Jennie Taylor