Inspired by the American children's game Red Rover, I wanted to create a film that expressed the emotional impact of playing this violent yet popular outdoor game.
The film is about the emotional experience of power and violence broken down to the basic elements of anticipation, excitement and fear. First filmed as a series of glimpses then layered and montaged, allowed this violent children‘s game to be expressed in a non-linear yet evocative way.
Shot on 16mm film, collaged using an optical printer.
Music by Julian "Bev" Moore