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Episodes in the Life of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Synopsis

Imagine that the camera is possessed with a psychosis similar to human schizophrenia; suppose that this disease subtly changes every single frame while leaving the narrative superficially intact. Then imagine that these symptoms came on as a result of the trauma of recording bizarre or horrific events, for instance those of the 1941 horror film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Scenes from the Victor Fleming movie are restaged frame by frame with new performers occupying the body spaces of Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, etc.

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Cast & Crew

Cast
Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde: Ian Bourn, Gary Stevens
Fiance/Prostitute: Liane Lang, Anna Sandreuter
Script: Paul Bush from R L Stevenson

Crew
Producer/Director/Editor: Paul Bush
Camera: Paul Bush
Sound Design: Andy Cowton

Selected Screenings

  • Adriano Asti Award - Filmvideo 2002 Montecatini Terme
  • Anyzone Award - Holland Animation Festival 2002
  • Jury Commendation - Siena International Short Film Festival 2002
  • British Animation Awards touring programme (UK)
  • Thresholds of the Frame touring programme (UK)
  • Urban Visionaries touring programme (UK)
  • UK/Canada Video Exchange (International)
  • Moviezone - Holland touring programme
  • Milan International Film Festival on tour (Italy)
  • Project Background

    One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

    From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

    Key Information

    Film

    Episodes in the Life of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Artist

    Paul Bush

    Project

    LAFVA 00

    Year Completed

    2001

    Duration

    5'15"

    Shooting format

    35mm

    Screening format

    Single screen, Beta SP

    Distribution

    LUX

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