Ministry of Guilt Festival Update
We are very happy to announce that Ministry of Guilt, written and produced by Matthew Bartlett (Nothin or Double Films) and directed by Detsky Graffam (K17 Films) has had a fantastic 2016 on the festival circuit. We’ve been nominated for a whole host of awards and have been fortunate enough to have won a few as well. We have just been officially selected at Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands. Thanks to everyone involved in the making of the film, please watch this space for further announcements in 2017!
Ministry of Guilt was awarded the Audience Award at the Isle of Man Film Festival by Mark Kermode and the took home the Best Production Design Award at the Portsmouth International Film Festival. We recently won the Best Narrative UK Short at the inaugural New Renaissance Film Festival, here in London. Alex Beckett was awarded the Best Damn Actor Award at the Damn! Film Series in New York. Ministry of Guilt picked up the Best Short Film and Best Cinematography at the Unrestricted View Film Festival, Best UK Short Film at the Anon Film Festival and Best Narrative Short at the DC Independent Film Festival. Please take a look at our Facebook page or check Twitter for further news and updates!
Print Room at the Coronet: In The Depths of Dead Love
Set in ancient China, In the Depths of Dead Love tells of a poet exiled from the Imperial Court & the favour of the Emperor, who scrapes a living by renting his peculiar property – a bottomless well – to aspiring suicides. Among these is a married couple who exert an appalling influence over him. Told through Barker’s celebrated exquisite language and affecting humour, In the Depths of Dead Love is the witty and poignant tale of a man facing an impossible dilemma.
Howard Barker returns to the Print Room following Lot and His God in 2012. Barker is an internationally renowned dramatist, whose first plays were performed at the Royal Court and by the Royal Shakespeare Company. His theatre is characterised by its poetic, non-naturalistic form and inhabits worlds of contradiction, suffering and sexual passion. Barker is also a poet and theorist of theatre, whose Theatre of Catastrophe defines a new form of tragedy for our times.
In The Depths of Dead Love | 16 Jan – 11 Feb
Production Trailer credits:
Sound and Edit by: Matthew Bartlett
Images: Veronica Humphris
Concept: Gerrard McArthur