Bronco’s House – a handcrafted 16mm black and white film about the housing crisis – has been selected for the 23rd Raindance Film Festival.
Bronco's House - one man's quest for a roof. A contemporary moral tale of love, lust, birth, death, infidelity, murder, revenge, redemption... and the housing crisis. Shot on a clockwork camera, on 16mm black & white negative stock, and processed by hand using an instant coffee based developer.
Initial critics responses applaud the film:
“Majestic… as if Nic Roeg had directed a kitchen sink drama.” – Neil Fox, Directors Notes.
“Bronco’s House is alive! It’s alive with cinema!” – The Cinematologists Podcast”
Two years in the making, the film will be presented to an audience for the first time this September, marking its World Premiere at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival – a long-time champion of independent filmmakers.
Director Mark Jenkin says of the process, “Shooting on film is a challenge. It’s high pressure. You can’t see the results instantly; you have to trust in your process, in your collaborators. Because I was hand-processing all the footage I had to wait nearly 6 months to see any moving images, and that obviously takes patience. It is hard work. I hope that the work that has gone into the film is inherent in the final piece…I don’t believe in doing something unless it’s hard work. Every frame is slowly hand crafted, unpredictable and imperfect. I hope some people find the finished film a refreshing change.”
The 44 minute film will be screened at The Vue Piccadilly as part of the shorts programme during the festival. You can keep up to date with the films festival life on twitter with #BroncosHouse and at www.facebook.com/broncoshousefilm
The 23rd Raindance Film Festival will take place from the 23rd September – 4th October 2015 in Central London (Piccadilly Circus) Programme schedule TBA