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A Distant Echo

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Synopsis

A feature length film exploring themes of identity, culture and the construction of history. Shot on 35mm film in various Californian deserts that provide a stage in which to re-enact the negotiations of an archaeologist from Cairo with a members of tribe who guard ancient culture hidden in tombs lost in the desert.
The scenario for the film was adapted from the 1969 Egyptian film 'A Night of Counting the Years' directed by Shadi Abdel Salam, creating a layered story that echoes from ancient Egypt to the diversity of desert ecology and recent archaeological digs for lost Hollywood film sets. Working in collaboration with the musician and composer Tom Challenger a new choral composition was created and recorded for the film, drawing on traditional and modern acoustic techniques to reflect the shifting sands of the desert landscapes.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
82 mins
Format
35mm
Director
George Clark 1st Feature
Producer
George Clark
Editor
George Clark
Director of Photography
George Clark
Sound
Lucas Quigley, George Clark
Music
Tom Challenger
Principal Cast
Stuart Baxter, John Clark, Jasmine Ellis, Brian Hibbert, Michael Parkinson, John Smith, Ivan Smith
Composition and arrangement
Tom Challenger
Music Performed by
Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
Conductor
Thom Meredith
Piano
Keith Swallow
Music Recorded at
University of Huddersfield
Recording Engineers
Alex Bonney, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
Sound Edit
Tom Challenger, George Clark
Final Sound Master
Alex Bonney
Typography
Lucas Quigely
Film Images
© George Clark, A Distant Echo (2016)

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Last updated 26th October 2016