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Ben Rivers

Bogancloch

Bogancloch will continue the ongoing project between the filmmaker and Jake Williams, a man who has lived in the middle of Clashindaroch Forest for the past four decades. The film will fall somewhere between fiction and documentary, showing quotidian aspects of his life, alongside constructed episodes of a more fictional and even dream-like nature, with other characters showing up, such as a singing group of ramblers. It will begin in a classroom, with Jake teaching a cosmic looking science experiment, and end moving out into the cosmos. Along the way there will be fire, snow, rain, roadkill and other unexpected things, filmed on b/w 16mm and 35mm film, hand-processed. This technical aspect fits with Jake’s environment, being physical, open to accident and chance, and dirt.
Ben Rivers

Technical sheet

Genre : Documentary
Runtime (min) : 90′

Production countries : UK, Iceland

Production company (UK) : Urth Films
Producers : Ben Rivers, Sarah Neely

Production company (Iceland) : Akkeri Films
Producer : Hanna Björk Valsdóttir

Project status : development
Estimated budget: 290 000 €
Acquired Budget : 77 000 €

Shooting countries : UK, Iceland

Production company’s filmography:
Akkeri Films
– Dive : Rituals in Water / Elín Hansdóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir / 2019 / 73′
– The Last Autumn / Yrsa Roca Fannberg / 2019/ 78′

Director

Ben Rivers - United Kingdom

Filmography

  • Krabi, 2562 / Anocha Suwichakornpong / 2019 / 94'
  • Ghost Strata / 2019 / 45'
  • Now, at Last! / 2019 / 39'
  • What Means Something / 2015 / 66'
  • The Sky Trembles and The Earth is Afraid and The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers / 2015 / 96'
  • A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness / 2013 / 96'
  • Two Years At Sea / 2011 / 88'
  • Sack Barrow / 2011 / 21'
  • Slow Action / 2010 / 45'
  • This Is My Land / 2006 / 14'

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