Breakdowns

This video piece is compiled of found film footage from black and white American films made in the 1920's, also known as the Golden Era of cinema. The video showcases bloopers from these films and is entitled Breakdowns, this is what bloopers were known as at that time.

  • Emma Sywyj
    Director
  • Emma Sywyj
    Writer
  • Emma Sywyj
    Producer
  • Emma Sywyj
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Found Footage
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Yécora
    Yécora
    Mexico
    December 28, 2017
    Official Selection
  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival
    Marbella
    Spain
    November 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • OKTO.TV
    Online
    June 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Hyperflexion Contemporary Art
    Walmer
    South Africa
    July 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Streaming Festival
    Online
    May 22, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Oslo University
    Oslo
    Norway
    April 30, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Open Film Night
    Leeds
    United Kingdom
    October 17, 2017
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Emma Sywyj

I have been an artist for 16 years, 5 of those years I was based in London whilst studying photography at the Camberwell College of Arts at the UAL. From there I received a BA Honours in Photography and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. I have exhibited my films nationally in the UK and in London several times. I have also been featured in several international film festivals including the Rome Independent Film Festival in Italy, Festival of Nations in Austria and the Culture Unplugged Festival based in India as well as in galleries including the Residence Gallery in London. My films include 'Screen Tests: Part One' & 'Breakdowns'.

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Director Statement

My videos aim to showcase the magic of cinema and art itself. I I like to edit found footage from outtakes and screen tests together. I like to encourage people to see the intricacies & beauty beyond the everyday.