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Synopsis

Damascus as a neo art form.
A thirst for abstraction at a time when immediacy and simultaneity – culminating in the multiple strand captioning of TV news screens, or the instant feedback of Twitter, tyrannical demands, forcing aesthetic sensibilities to seek new ways of slowing down.
As they float through a plastic representation of time-space (blank as Richard Hell) we need a way to associate their blankness to action as it eases us to a pseudo-understanding of a mindless state we only observe.
Damascus as an end to mindwash religion, nowhere politics and bogus philosophy.
The first film is the visual film. A waltz through the night of city that transcends itself. Three principals enacting the dance to death of relationships, plurality and urban living. The visual element of the project flows through time and arches through experience that answers nobodies' questions. It is disorientating: both musically and formally. Experience is placed front and centre, whether that be disconnection or sexual release. Best invoked by the term Psychogeography/ Which was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals."

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
130 mins
Format
HDV
Director
DW Mault 1st Feature
Producer
John Maxwell
Co-Producer
Tobin Jones
Editor
Jay Carroll Gibbons
Screenwriter
DW Mault
Director of Photography
Mathias Rozpendowski
Sound
Alan Watson
Music
John Maxwell, Jay Carroll Gibbons
Principal Cast
Jonathan Cliffe, Julianna O'Neill, Joseph Robinson
Film Image
© DW Mault/John Maxwell

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Last updated 19th November 2018

Production Company

Babyface Media
John Maxwell
+44 (0)7894 142630
j.p.maxwell@ljmu.ac.uk