::: film premiere: the mill @ worldfilm festival of visual culture :::
wednesday 21 march, 13:15
eesti rahva muuseum
muuseumi tee 2, tartu
at long last, our film, the mill, will have it’s public premiere in the program of the 2018 worldfilm festival of visual culture in tartu, estonia!
- Year of release: 2018
- Duration: 35 min
- Director: Patrick Tubin McGinley, Daniel Edward Allen
- Original Language: English, Estonian
- Country of production: Estonia
- Shooting location: Estonia
The Mill is an experimental documentary focusing on the sensorial experience within an unmodernised paper mill in south Estonia. It is non-narrative, and although people are present there is no central human character. Rather, it is a cinematic investigation of a space, portraying one small part of the industrial world through the activity of the factory’s machines and the people who interact with them. At times the film verges on sensory overload, skirting the boundary between documentary and abstraction.
Patrick Tubin McGinley Patrick is an American-born sound, performance and radio artist, who works specifically with location and field recording in both documentary and abstracted form. He has recorded and designed sound for a number of films, released many albums of compositional work under the moniker Murmer, and produced Framework Radio, a program for the field recording community, for over 15 years. Daniel Edward Allen Daniel is originally from the UK and is from a photography background. His interest is in experimental forms of photography, especially analogue, and he is active in promoting this, as well as experimental film, in Estonia. He has given various workshops in this field, and has had photography exhibited and published in Estonia and abroad. Both now live in Estonia where they are involved in sound, photography and more mainstream film individually, and experimental film collectively. The Mill is their first film together and forms part of an on-going series that investigates Estonia as a regenerating post-occupation society.