Private Project

The cost

The Cost in an experiment, as much about process as anything else. The resemblance between a till roll and a film strip is what initiated the project. I first began to draw on blank till rolls and then tried ways to thermal print over printed shop receipts, which I did by laser etching and then, when COVID restrictions prevented access to the laser, with a receipt printer. I might have used different imagery if it weren't for shops being closed because of COVID lockdowns, but pushing an empty shopping trolley around my neighbourhood felt fittingly absurd in a Beckettesque fashion and also a commentary about retail: it felt as if the whole of our lives stopped when we were unable to shop.

  • Nicci Haynes
  • Caren Florance
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    1752 × 1024
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Nicci Haynes