OCEAN HILL DRIVE

by Miriam GOSSING & Lina SIECKMANN
2015-2016 / Super 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 20' 49

Ocean Hill Drive examines a rare phenomenon, the so-called ‘shadowflicker’, that occurs in a suburban area on the outskirts of Boston. As a result of an erroneously installed wind turbine, the flicker effect, which brings to mind structuralist experimental cinema, appears instead in documentary images showing the landscape and architecture of a Massachusetts coast town.
The film focuses on the visual quality of the pulsating shadows that intrude the suburban domestic sphere and disrupt the social and psychological equilibrium of the community.
Documentary images are complemented with a female voiceover, which is based on multiple interviews that were transcripted and assembled into a single narration. The film slowly uncovers fragmentary memories from the time when the flicker began. An atmosphere of suspense and intangible fear is generated throughout the film, while the actual source of the flickering lights remains unknown.


post production: ATELIER 105

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distribution format DCP on USB stick
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 60,00 €

distribution format Digital file on USB stick
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 60,00 €