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A Dog Called Money

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Synopsis

As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A DOG CALLED MONEY is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record.
Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, hatched a collaboration. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images.
Back home, the words become poems, songs, then an album, which is recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public - all cameras surrendered - are invited to watch the 5 week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels.
By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music, and ultimately, cinema.
Official Selection Berlinale 2019 - Panorama Dokumente - World premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Seamus Murphy 1st Feature
Producer
Isabel Davis, Katie Holly, James Wilson, Seamus Murphy
Co-Producer
Evan Horan
Executive Producer
Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford, Tim O'Shea, Jim Reeve, Laura Macara, Celine Haddad, Kieron J. Walsh, Brian Message, Sumit Bothra, Sebastian Gollek
Editor
Sebastian Gollek
Screenwriter
Seamus Murphy
Director of Photography
Seamus Murphy
Sound
Seamus Murphy; Sound Design: Brendan Rehill
Music
Polly Jean Harvey
Principal Cast
PJ Harvey

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Last updated 4th February 2019

Production Company

Ireland, UK coproduction

A Pulse Films (UK), Blinder Films (IE), JW Films (UK) production in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (IE), Somerset House (UK), Artangel (UK) with support of ATC Management (UK), Great Point Media (UK)

Pulse Films
17 Hanbury Street
London
E1 6QR
+44 (0)20 7426 5700
info@pulsefilms.co.uk
http://www.pulsefilms.com

JW Films
+44 (0)20 76121263

Sales
Company

Autlook Films
Salma Abdalla
Spittelberggasse 3/14
1070 Vienna
Austria
+43 720 346934
salma@autlookfilms.com
http://www.autlookfilms.com