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Stand By For Tape Back-Up

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Synopsis

Following the death of his grandfather, poet Ross Sutherland discovered an old videotape in his loft. On the tape were all the things they'd watched together: one-and-a-half films, a quiz show segment, and two sitcoms. Somehow they became the story of his life.

Inspired by the 1980s stoner mainstay of matching up 'The Wizard of Oz' with Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon, Ross draws out a series of stories from his life, synchronising them with the images on the tape. In the process, fragments of old films and TV shows are looped, destroyed, and re-built into an audiovisual meditation on memory, death and re-runs.

Hot Docs International Film Festival 2015 - World Premiere
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 - UK Premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
63 mins
Director
Ross Sutherland 1st Feature
Producer
Ross Sutherland, Charlie Lyne
Editor
Ross Sutherland, Charlie Lyne
Screenwriter
Ross Sutherland

Production Company

Ross Sutherland
+44 (0)7719 446025
RossGSutherland@Yahoo.com
http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/