Still1 | ©Kochmann/Gossing/Sieckmann
©Kochmann/Gossing/Sieckmann
Kurzdokumentarfilm | 2015-2016 | Experimental | Deutschland

Drehdaten

DrehorteMassachusetts

Projektdaten

Lauflänge21:00
SeitenverhältnisWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
BildnegativmaterialSuper 16
BildpositivmaterialDCP
TonformatStereo

Kurzinhalt

Ocean Hill Drive examines a rare phenomenon, the so-called ‚shadowflicker’, that occurs in a suburban area on the outskirts of Boston. As a result of an erroneously installed wind turbine, the flicker effect, which brings to mind structuralist experimental cinema , appears instead in documentary images showing the landscape and architecture of a Massachusetts coast town.

The film focuses on the visual quality of the pulsating shadows that intrude the suburban domestic sphere and disrupt the social and psychological equilibrium of the community. Documentary images are complemented with a female voiceover, which is based on multiple interviews that were transcripted and assembled into a single narration. It slowly uncovers fragmentary memories from the time when the flicker began. An atmosphere of suspense and intangible fear is generated throughout the film, while the actual source of the flickering lights remains unknown.

Written by Gossing/Sieckmann

Produktionsfirmen

FirmaAnmerkung
Gossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]

Vertriebs- / Verleihfirmen

FirmaAnmerkung
Light Cone [fr]
PreisträgerJahrPreisKategorie 
Gossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]2016German Shortfilm Price [de]Experimental filmgewonnen
Gossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]2016Oberhausen Int. Kurzfilm Festival [de]Best Film NRW-Competitiongewonnen
Gossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]2016Instanbul Int. Architecture and Urban Film FestDocumentary Competition Awardgewonnen
Gossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]2017Deutsche Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden [de]Prädikat Besonders Wertvollgewonnen
Gossing & Sieckmann GbR [de]2017Preis der Nationalgalerie Berlin [de]Filmkunst – (Shortlist)gewonnen
JahrLandFestivalAnmerkung
2016DeutschlandOberhausen International Short Film Festival
2016TürkeiInstanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival