Phantom Islands

A Pictorial Film By Rouzbeh Rashidi
Produced by Experimental Film Society. Coming in 2018!
Funded By The Arts Council Of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon under the Reel Art scheme.


Duration: TBC
Year: 2018
Country: Ireland
Distributor: EFS

Cast & Crew

Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Directing: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Starring: Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais

Assistant Director and Production Assistant: Jann Clavadetscher

Producers: Conor Horgan, Maximilian Le Cain and Atoosa Pour Hosseini

Music: Amanda Feery

Color Grading: Michael Higgins

Photographer: Conor Horgan

Production Runner: Katie Mc Fadden

Additional Sound: Vicky Langan

Production Supervisor: Alan Fitzpatrick (Filmbase)

Dedicated to Jean Epstein and Andrzej Żuławski

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Shot on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro (4K DCI) with the Daguerreotype Achroma and Petzval lenses. Sound: TBC.

Post production on Final Cut Pro X.

Distribution format: DCP.

Funded By The Arts Council Of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon under the Reel Art scheme.

Distributed by Experimental Film Society and due for release February 2018

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“Provisional Synopsis”: Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundary of documentary and fiction. It will explore numerous islands and wild landscapes around Ireland through the attitudes of a foreign couple exploring them. The woman is a photographer who takes a supernatural interest in what she discovers, whereas the man is a daydreamer content to luxuriate in the natural beauty he encounters and indulge in clichés and preconceptions. Through observing each other on this trip, the couple also becomes increasingly aware of the differences and tensions between them. Ultimately, Phantom Islands will question the very possibility of documentary objectivity.