Sarah Kenchington has always been musical but could never access music in a conventional way. From her collection of acquired junk, she builds her own bizarre yet fascinating mechanical musical instruments.
This documentary reveals a charmingly quirky personal portrait of Sarah, her work, and her community.
The film was produced for an Honours dissertation project at the University of Stirling, completed May 2012.
Shortlisted for Shooting People's Film of the Month, May 2012:
“Great sense of captured reality. Immediately creates a pastoral atmosphere. The details, the cinematography speak volumes. Sound is used effectively to evoke that sense of nature. And then this surprising singular story emerges. I loved the themes of technology and nature and their relationship. And the role of magic.”
– Larry Charles
Awards, Festivals and Screenings:
Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards 2012 - Winner of Best Factual Programme
Underwire Festival, 2012 - Winner of the XX Award
Van d'Or Awards 2012 - shortlisted for the Shooting People Grassroots Award
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2012 - shortlisted for the Best Documentary Award
Calm Down, Dear. Short Film Night, Camden People's Theatre, Nov 2013
Edinburgh Short Film Festival, June 2013
The Dugout Arts Festival, London, March 2013
Screenplay Film Festival, Shetland, 2012
Ardross & District Film Club Film Showcase, October 2012
Write Shoot Cut short film screening, November 2012