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Synopsis

The idea for the film originated from the eight objects that were traditionally given in England to welcome a new child into the world; Egg, Coal, Evergreen, Salt, Candle, Bread, Coin and Silver Ring. Each symbolic gift has been the theme of a public event, created by artist Clare Whistler, in collaboration with leading artists, musicians, poets and documented from 2005-2015 by established filmmakers.
'Gifts' is an interpretation of the eight events, directed by Nichola Bruce. The film brings together English traditions of ritual and landscape.
Financed by the gift economy movement and Arts Council England.

http://www.nicholabruce.com

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
65 mins
Format
SD Video (720x576), HDV Video (1440x1080), HD Video (1920x1080)
Director
Nichola Bruce
Producer
Nichola Bruce
Co-Producer
Kasia Skibinska
Executive Producer
Clare Whistler, Nichola Bruce.
Editor
Sam Sharples
Screenwriter
Clare Whistler, Nichola Bruce
Director of Photography
Sam Sharples
Sound
Sam Sharples
Music
Sam Sharples, Nichola Bruce, Jonathan Dove.
Principal Cast
Clare Whistler, Jen Mitas, Sophia Campeau-Ferman, Victoria Rance, Alex MacInnis, Alba Allan-Torriset, Joanna Haigood, Hattie Stutchbury, Jane Trowell, Marina Tsartsara, Lea Cornthwaite, Laura Gwynne, Jonathan Dove, Katie Tearle, Chris Drury.
Additional Filmmakers
Rebecca E Marshall, Kate Adams, Alex MacInnis, Tim Corrigan, Kjell Torriset, Sam Sharples, Nichola Bruce, Charlotte Still, Aristotelis Maragkos, Marina Tsartsara.

Production Company

Nichola Bruce Archive and Production with Inbetween Space
Westhill Pavilion Workshop
Exmouth Place
Old Town
Hastings
TN34 3JA
nicholabrucefilm@gmail.com