Spinning Frame

Three individuals sink into absurd fantasies amidst the swarm of their busy lives. Sound and vision entwine around them to manifest their dreams of an alluring escape.

  • Laurence McManus
    Director
  • Laurence McManus
    Writer
  • Charlie Ditcham
    Writer
  • Judyta Potocka
    Writer
  • Jessica Benson
    Producer
  • Sally McManus
    Producer
  • Laurence McManus
    Key Cast
  • Charlie Ditcham
    Key Cast
  • Judyta Potocka
    Key Cast
  • Judyta Potocka
    Director of Photography
    Wiley, Development of June, Chameleon
  • Joshua Perrett
    Composer
  • Alexander Emborg
    Sound Designer
  • Reino Kuber
    2nd Camera
  • Alessio Marzilli
    2nd Camera
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Essay, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Laurence McManus

Laurence is an industrious filmmaker with a passion for story-telling and absurdist expression. Raised in the New Forest, he is driven to pull and prod at the people, culture and land that he feels untidily tied to.

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Director Statement

Spinning Frame investigates the dissatisfaction of modern life through absurdist fantasies. It combines traditional and unconventional techniques to tell personal stories about desire and the sub-conscious. The production began in earnest during the summer of 2019 and its final form was found through the co-operation of committed filmmakers. We sought to make a film with unfiltered yet cohabitating visions, reflecting our personal experiences of everyday fantasies.