Contrasting artistic visions, misplaced confidence and blatant ignorance collide on the backdrop of an increasingly fragile and divided world. In August 2018, seven months before the UK is due to leave the EU, two stubborn Scottish filmmakers struggle to make a short film together in the Austrian Alps. Can they find common ground, or will they have to go their separate ways?
An observational exploration of routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Using a rule-based, rhythmical structure, the film elevates the mundane and relatable aspects of life whilst offsetting them with the more serious, global issues which continually seep into our lives, becoming commonplace.
Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?
Spectators is an observational animation that inverts the expected focus of a football match, turning attention to those on the periphery. The film investigates social interaction and human behaviour revealing the diversity of character found among football spectators, which can often become obscured by mass.