Gatz: Backstage London is an impressionistic filmic portrait of backstage life during Gatz, Elevator Repair Service’s epic stage rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, an eight-hour theatrical event, in which the entirety of Fitzgerald’s novel is voiced and enacted onstage. In this work, which focuses on the world offstage, the camera lingers on performers in transitional states, hovering somewhere between the characters they inhabit onstage and themselves – as they rest, check email, get a massage, and prepare for the next scene.
The project was shot in London in July 2012. It is currently in progress.
Directed and shot by: Shaun Irons
Editor: Lauren Petty
Original music: Brian Rogers
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