An Interview In 12 Parts. Part 9: The Kingdom Of Shadows

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Here is Part 9 of our year-long interview which is being conducted by Bradley Tuck as a part of our artist residency at Exploding Appendix.

In this month’s instalment we discuss our feature film The Kingdom Of Shadows (2016), our personal reworking of the Adam & Eve story inspired by dreams, family history & silent movies.

“As this film deals with origins it is on one level a personal exploration of our own origins, our own childhoods and particularly our family history, dealing with the stories of our ancestors and the communities we grew up in, and unpicking how our psychological condition is shaped and influenced by these things. We asked ourselves what do we carry from the past that restricts us in the present and how can we release ourselves from these things, how can we break the curses that cast shadows over our lives.”

“In our film it is almost like every character is simultaneously a ghost and is haunted by something or someone, the house itself is haunted by the family as the family are haunted by the house. Everyone and everything here is possessed by something.”

Read the full text:
An Interview in 12 Parts. Part 9: The Kingdom Of Shadows

Many thanks to Exploding Appendix’s Bradley Tuck for his ongoing support and collaboration!

Daniel & Clara