Unique film-maker Andrew Kötting's latest psycho-geographic journey across the British Isles is both quest and mission - with a merrie band of travellers including Eden Kötting, Iain Sinclair, Philip Hoare, Dr Helen Paris, Macgillivray, Kyunwai So, Ceylan Unal and Steve Dilworth. Part history, part myth, part fiction part documentary - but always a fascinating and original cinematic experience.
A whalebone box found washed up on the shore. Is it an enigmatic object containing a secret? A survivor from a shipwreck? It was given to Iain Sinclair, Kötting’s walking companion on his latest jaunt themed film. They set out on an expedition to take this box to its place of origin, a beach on the Isle of Harris in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Artist Eden Kötting helps shape the film, and in many ways it’s an ode to her indomitable spirit. Shot using mainly super 8 and super 8 apps and incorporating elements of archive and pinhole photography, The Whalebone Box celebrates the notion of the home-made but is also an idiosyncratic road map.
High Definition presentation
Director supervised presentation of the film
Original stereo soundtrack
Elements of the Box: 6 short films and miscellanea - Because the Rest is Silence (14mins), In Far Away Land (6mins), What Can You See? (3mins), The Roof Is My Eyes (2 mins), Hand Me Down (5mins), A Walk Back To The Last London By Way Of Watling Street (18mins)
Related shorts - Acrophobia (2mins) & Rock 'n' Roll Station (5mins)
Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet containing new writing on the film by Jason Wood and Dr David Spittle, and film credits and technical details