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Song For Billy

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Synopsis

A meditation on a lost era and the regenerative power of the sea, this project grew out of the haunting photographs of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s photography project 'The Coal Coast'. Following in the footsteps of Agnes Varda, the scattered clues of England’s post-industrial northern coastline lead to the vivid re-enacting of the death of a young coal miner Billy, by his workmate.
The story inspired the New York based percussion group So Percussion, who together with Amber created the film’s cathartic music.

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Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
18 mins
Format
HD video
Director
Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen
Producer
Graeme Rigby
Editor
Ellin Hare
Director of Photography
Peter Roberts
Music
So Percussion
Still photographs
Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen

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Last updated 4th July 2017

Production Company

Amber Films
5 - 9 Side
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3JE
+44 (0)191 232 2000
side.gallery@amber-online.com
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