Andy and John both graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a first-class degree in Film Studies in 2020. Andy was awarded the Lynda La Plante Fund Prize for Practice as Research. Both individually and collaboratively, Andy and John have produced sensory-based short films focusing on nature, landscape, and the ecological connections between humans, animals, and their surroundings.
Andy Heath, John Tod
Liverpool John Moores University
On a silent dairy farm, one young woman’s sense of entrapment is exacerbated by her everyday life. The juxtaposing natural and mechanical landscapes envelop her as she realises her every-growing desire for freedom. Enhanced by the sound design, the choking sense of claustrophobia is evident despite the setting of the sprawling British countryside. She begins to see herself in the eyes of the cattle being herded, and eerie similarities between animal and machine become more and more apparent. Very much a sensory watch, This Place exposes the often-unsettling realisation that one needs to break away from comfort and familiarity or be trapped in routine forever.
Directors: Andy Heath, John Tod
Producers: Demelza Kooij, Lars Koens
Writers: Andy Heath, John Tod
DoPs: Andy Heath, John Tod
Editors: Andy Heath, John Tod
Sound Design: Andy Heath, John Tod
Cast: Gina Jamieson, Beth Turton
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