The Green and Pleasant Land

Taking as its subject different perceptions of the British landscape, this short animated film is a roaming exploration of national identity and collective history set in a post-Brexit environment. Using a 3D model of the United Kingdom, an incongruous variety of visual scenarios – poignant, nostalgic and absurd – are enacted using a ‘live’ animation technique. These scenes draw directly on user comments found below the line of videos and online newspaper articles concerning the English and British countryside.
What emerges is a meditation on the British landscape – both as an imaginary vision and as a new world digitally constructed. The Green and Pleasant Land is a site where opinion, memory, history and highly charged emotion are given form, and are opened up for discussion and critique.
This film was commissioned by Arebyte gallery and developed through a residency with support from Arts Council England.

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Film Info

Info

Title
The Green and Pleasant Land
Genre
Art Animation Documentary Film Experimental Film
Release Date
2017
Country
  • United Kingdom
Length
14 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • English
Color Format
  • Color
Formats
  • Stereo

Crew

Director
Camera
Max Colson
Editing
Max Colson
Producer
Max Colson
Music
Kevin MacLeod

Cast

Voiceover
Matt Abbott
Voiceover
Sandra Pearlmutter
Voiceover
Donna Louise Bryan
Voiceover
Cato Hoeben

Distribution

Producer
Max Colson Film and Photography

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