Hints of Life

Synopsis

This documentary film is a testament to the enigmatic world of fine-art photographer Rebecca Bathory, who is an urban explorer and documenter of strange and abandoned spaces that exist across Europe, hidden from the general public.

These ruins often contain a cryptic cultural and historical narrative, however Rebecca’s work is not intended to provide a chronological or complete historical archive but rather to capture the inner beauty and mystique of these self-existing parallel universes of forgotteness, through carefully composed images that not only seduce the imagination into the murky and ambiguous world of the surreal, but also splendidly reveal the lingering untold stories behind them and the people who once existed there.

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Technical

Genre

Documentary, Short

Country of Production

UK

Running Time

29 mins

Format

HD

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Sound

Stereo

Completion Year

2016

Behind the scenes

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John Brito

John Brito

Photographer
Merlin sherly

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Photography Editor
Micheal John

Micheal John

Photograph Designer

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FULL CAST & CREDITS

Produced, Directed & Edited by: Kostis Nikolas

 

Original Music: Nick Elia

 

Featuring: Rebecca Bathory, Tristi Brownett, Dave Kai-Piper, Tina Eisen, Owen Evans, Neill Cockwill, Cally Jo, Danny Litchfield, Barry, Richard, Emerson

 

Additional Music: Im Spiegel, Composed by Marios Joannou Elia, Published by Aesthis Records, Performed by Chih-Hui Chang (Cello), Kostas Tosidis (Guitar)

 

Cinematography: Kostis Nikolas

Additional Cinematography: Robert McGowan, Paul Farrell

Additional Appearances: Wojtek Chrapek, Nadine Wilson, Eloise Kerr, Beau Wilson, Helen Waugh, Neil Watts

 

Sound Design: Nick Elia

Sound Supervisor: Neo Kaplanis

Sound Editing & Mixing: Nick Elia

Sound Mastering: David Sendall – BoomPost, UK

 

Photography: Rebecca Bathory

Subtitles: Paul Michael Coleman

Color / Titles: Kostis Nikolas

 

With Special Thanks:

Soteris Costis, Eleni Lamprou, Eleftherios Andreopoulos, Callan Maloney, Marios Kostis, Konstantinos Kostis, Elena Poimenidou, Valentinos Antoniou, Constantinos Papacostas, Rob Firth

 

With Thanks:

Napoleon Nikiforou, Giwrgos Christoudias, Sotiris Ioannou, Filippos Iliadis, Rafael Matheou, Dylan Jacobsen, Thomas Suchy Tesla, Keagen Fourie, Matt Prior, Nicolas Comte, Lika Sas, Rafella Constantinou, Marc Coker, Michael Pinsky

 

Dedicated to Paul

The Journey

2014
Early 2014
IDEA
Initial idea and approaching Rebecca
Mid 2014
Model Shoots
Filming Rebecca's fine-art photography shoots in the UK
Late 2014
Urban Exploring: Europe
France | Germany | Belgium
Late 2014
Interviews
Filming the interviews of Rebecca Bathory, Dave Kai-Piper, Tristi Brownett and Danny Litchfield
Early 2015
Short Film
A 10 minute film was created, and was shown at the Stratford Picturehouse. Due to the positive response it'd received the decision to expand the film was taken.
Mid 2015
Interviews
Filming the interviews of Neil Cockwill and Owen Evans
Mid 2015
Urban Exploring: UK
England | Wales | Scotland
Late 2015
Model Shoots
Fine-art photography shoots with models in the UK
MOST 2016
Post-Production
Editing | Color Correction | Original Music Composition | Sound Mixing & Editing | Sound Mastering
Late 2016
Completion
All aspects of production have been finished
2017
Release Date
The film will be released in 2017.
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