Scenes from a Wet House

Dir. Adam Gutch / 2019 / 14 mins
For many, the wet house is the last stop on the road of alcoholism, addiction and homelessness; this is a hostel where most have given up on treating their addiction. In these hardest of cases there might not be any long term answers, but a younger member of staff, who has mended his own ways, makes a last ditch effort to convince some of the men that there is a chance for change…


Tyger Tyger

Dir. Chu-Li Shewring & Adam Gutch / 2015 / 4 mins
Drawing on the story of the Tasmanian tiger to explore ideas around the concept of extinction… Blakean notions of duality are conjured up through imagery inspired by themes of darkness and light.
Made for ‘The Darkness Collection’, coordinated by Oskar Alegria.
Texts adapted from ‘Beyond Vision’ by Jon Darius.

Festivals: Punto de Vista

Working to Beat the Devil

Dir. Chu-Li Shewring & Adam Gutch / 2014 / 24 mins
“Images of all past actions incessantly passing through the brain…”
An ageing scientist troubled and confused by remembrances from his past, toils night and day to (re)discover secrets to the creation of life. The creature, struggling for existence in the natural world, journeys unceasingly to find its creator.

Festivals: IFF Rotterdam (nominated in Tiger Shorts 2014) / IndieLisboa / Dokufest, Kosovo / Festival Du Noveau Cinema, Montreal / Encounters, Bristol / Hamburg Shortfilm Fest / Edinburgh Film Festival / European Media Art Festival / IFFF / Flaherty / Punto de Vista / Go Short / Camerimage / Uppsala / Mount Florida

Hoof, Tooth & Claw

Dir. Adam Gutch / 2011 / 17 mins
A portrait of the last days of Betty French: an 86 year old farming woman living alone on a smallholding in South Wales. After a visit from the ministry, Betty is forced to give up her farm, her animals and the life she has always led.

Festivals: Images Festival 2012, Toronto (Jury prize winner) / Selected for BFI London Film Festival 2012 / Cork Film Festival 2012 / London Short Film Festival 2013 / Punto de Vista 2013

Semangat (Spirit)

Dir. Chu-Li Shewring & Adam Gutch / 2010 / 37 mins
In the jungles of Borneo, an Iban father begins a river journey to seek help for his sick child.  Troubled by uncanny visions which arise out of the bizarre world of the rainforest, father and son are drawn into a final encounter deep inside the jungle.

Festivals: IFF Rotterdam / Visions Du Reel / In The Palace / Rooftop NY / Message to Man: St. Petersburg / Taiwan Int’l Documentary Festival / Zinebi Bilbao / Camerimage- Nominated Doc. Short Film Award / Indie-Lisboa / Punto de Vista

Liverpool Unzipped

Dir. Adam Gutch & Chu-Li Shewring / 2008 / 3 mins
The perturbed world of a late night talk show host. Liverpudlian Pete Price attempts to connect with some of the callers to his radio phone-in. One of four films commissioned by Channel 4’s 3 Minute Wonder strand produced by Tigerlily Films.

Festivals: Sheffield Doc Fest

V

Dir. Chu-Li Shewring / 2007 / 11 mins
A glimpse into the mind of vents… and their puppets.
One of a film trilogy exploring the voice and the uncanny, accompanied by an article published in the journal, Soundtrack.

Speaker

Dir. Chu-Li Shewring / 2007 / 12 mins
The cacophonous automated voices in Beijing.
One of a film trilogy exploring the voice and the uncanny, accompanied by an article published in the journal, Soundtrack.

Mantis Tales

Dir. Chu-Li Shewring / 2004 / 14 mins
Part horror, part jungle nature documentary, which arose out of one night spent alone up a tree.

Festivals: IFF Rotterdam 05 / Media City Festival 06, Canada / Pestival 06, London / Experimenta 07, Bangalore / Images Festival 06, Toronto