1. A film by Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle.

    "Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle’s To Me You Mean The Most is part theatrical rehearsal, part fractured romcom. The film examines the tension between cliche and truth within popular culture.

    Repeating lines that we’ve heard a million times before, two characters re-stage songs and scripts from pop music and TV shows. The film sees how we absorb popular culture, and re-perform it through our daily interactions with each other.

    Their words are thick with cliche gloss, but it is hard not to find affinity with their commercial truth. The work both celebrates and critiques popular culture, and its ability to affect our emotions.

    Filmed in a community hall, in front of a stage, the two characters sit amongst props which suggest a domestic setting. The film is constructed from a series scenes. Scene changes are indicated by the characters randomly moving the props around. The film opens as they sit ‘at home’ ironing and listening to a pop star performing karaoke on the radio. The following scenes see them rehearsing a scene from the sitcom Friends, singing a Sophie Ellis Bextor song in unison and recreating a scene from Sex and the City.

    As the film progresses it moves from the domestic to the abstract. We see the characters dance to music from a laptop before delivering an impassioned motivational speech in unison. In the finale, the two characters stare into each other’s eyes and move hypnotically back and fourth within the space, whilst a compilation of acapella pop songs swell around them.

    Moving from karaoke to acapella, through motifs of unison, mirroring, harmony and break-up, this film is a romance narrative which aims to move its audience emotionally, whilst simultaneously encouraging them to examine the authenticity of its content."

    TO ME YOU MEAN THE MOST, 2016, 13mins
    A film by Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle
    Directed by Hong Anh Nguyen
    Photography by Mariella Miho
    Lighting by Nelisa Alcalde
    Lighting Assistant: Laia Coll Autet
    Location sound recording by Ross Elder
    Continuity: Chelsea Dunlop
    Runner: Cheery Ng
    Edited and produced by Adam Castle
    Cast: Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle

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  2. "Partnership (2016) by Adam Castle explores the relationship between the conventions and tropes of on-screen romance language and the
    language of corporate aspiration. Borrowing text from tutorials on how to use your body language for business success it examines a focus on the body and movement withing

    Examining the idea of using body language to achieve success, it focuses on the movements and texts borrowed from tutorials on how to use body language to influence and negotiate with people."

    A film by Adam Castle
    Cast: Mark Kydd and Holly Woodhouse
    Directed by Adam Castle
    Assistant Director: Hong Anh Nguyen
    Photography by Martin Allison
    Orginal Music by Aled Haywood
    Lighting by Rob Candy
    Lighting Assistant: Alistair Sealy
    Location sound recording by Laia Coll Autet
    Continuity: Chelsea Dunlop and Heather Brown
    Choreography support from Aniela Piasecka
    Runners: David Pepper, Achintya Gupta and Serafima Mehhovits
    Edited and produced by Adam Castle
    Additional editing by Nathan Satin Silver.

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