An experimental short film exploring Gnostic philosophy. The Circle of Dark Fire is a fractured narrative piece, set back and forth in time, in inner space as well as outer. Trevor Smith engages with a device that allows him to enter his unconscious mind. Unbeknown to him the group that he has enlisted with are not what they seem... dark entities, older than time, whose interests are anything but benevolent...

This film was inspired by early surrealist cinema, as well as the trance film sub-genre, and was made as my Major project for my final year at UWTSD Swansea.

Written, Directed, Shot & Edited by Jamie Panton
1st A.D - Shane Conaty
2nd A.D - Lewis Kenting
Lights - Tom Barker
Sound & Grade - Darren Wolff
Additional Sound - Samuel Hinton
Floor Manager - Jamie Evans
On-set Photography - Sarah Cluff
Art Department - Gabriel Asante, Emmet Cummins, Joe Fitzpatrick, Zoe Noakes, Philip Panton, Joseph Wynne


Anakoluth - Delphic Haze
San Deacon - My Name is Robert

Special Thanks: Kylie Boon, Chirs Buxton, Matthew Derrick, Nadia Evans, Manolo Lozano, Brian Manton, Jamie Morgan, Timi O' Niell, Tom Perou, IAMNEWS Swansea, Pulse Swansea

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