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Piercing Brightness Piercing Brightness

Shezad Dawood Shezad Dawood
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PIiercing Brightness is the debut feature film directed by acclaimed visual artist Shezad Dawood, scripted by cult novelist Kirk Lake with an original score by Makoto Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple and featuring music by Alexander Tucker.

Inspired by Lancashire having the highest rate of UFO sightings in the UK, as well as hosting one of the earliest splinter Mormon communities in the world, the film uses Preston and its inhabitants as a springboard to investigate religious, racial and class based social hierarchies. Two youths land in a spaceship outside Preston. Their mission: to re-establish contact and effect the retrieval of the Glorious 100 sent to earth millennia ago in human form to study and observe the development of another race. After making contact with one of the 100, now a Pakistani shopkeeper (Bhasker Patel) they discover that many of their kind have become corrupted, forgetting their original purpose and slowly becoming influenced by and in turn influencing their adopted home...

Piercing Brightness was shot on location in the summer of 2011 and is the outcome of a two-year relationship between the artist, In Certain Places and the individuals, communities and businesses of the city of Preston. The production team of professional actors and crew from TV and film worked with over 100 people from Preston as part of the production, including UCLan students and 70 members of the public who applied to be extras in the film as well as local actors.

Eerily beautiful, Piercing Brightness uses different formats and archival footage of UFO sightings to create a film that is as experimental as it is entertaining.

PIiercing Brightness is the debut feature film directed by acclaimed visual artist Shezad Dawood, scripted by cult novelist Kirk Lake with an original score by Makoto Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple and featuring music by Alexander Tucker.

Inspired by Lancashire having the highest rate of UFO sightings in the UK, as well as hosting one of the earliest splinter Mormon communities in the world, the film uses Preston and its inhabitants as a springboard to investigate religious, racial and class based social hierarchies. Two youths land in a spaceship outside Preston. Their mission: to re-establish contact and effect the retrieval of the Glorious 100 sent to earth millennia ago in human form to study and observe the development of another race. After making contact with one of the 100, now a Pakistani shopkeeper (Bhasker Patel) they discover that many of their kind have become corrupted, forgetting their original purpose and slowly becoming influenced by and in turn influencing their adopted home...

Piercing Brightness was shot on location in the summer of 2011 and is the outcome of a two-year relationship between the artist, In Certain Places and the individuals, communities and businesses of the city of Preston. The production team of professional actors and crew from TV and film worked with over 100 people from Preston as part of the production, including UCLan students and 70 members of the public who applied to be extras in the film as well as local actors.

Eerily beautiful, Piercing Brightness uses different formats and archival footage of UFO sightings to create a film that is as experimental as it is entertaining.

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SKU 5060238039710
Year 2013 (DVD 2014)
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) SODA
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Language(s) English
Running time 80 min
Blu-ray region ABC (region free)
Certificate 12

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