A modern re-imagining of Kafka's Die Verwandlung ~ ‘The Metamorphosis’ ~ is a silent movie, with a score written and performed by The Imperfect Orchestra. A reimagining of Kafka’s most famous story, it plays out as a psychological horror that explores our perceptions of ourselves and how we are perceived by others in and out of the digital car parks in which we currently spend so much time.
The film also considers male isolation, the struggle of reaching out and communicating and suicide - issues that are close to the directors heart and pertinent to 2020.
The film and music offer a dark subterranean fairground of differing styles, ghostly and uncanny, where time no longer has any meaning ~ fear and loathing in Brexitannia.
Imperfect Orchestra Rehearsal Photos
Credit: Laura Harris
Projection & Discussion
The Bed Foley
Shane & Chris
Shane Mckenna #2
Shane Mckenna #3
Director ~ Chris Muirhead
Musical Director ~ Tom Richardson
Camera ~ Amber Amare
Lighting ~ Dajain Daley
Art Director ~ Julia Claxton
Costume ~ Leah Matchett
Producer ~ Katy Richardson
Cast (in order of appearance):
Mother ~ Jane Richardson
Sister ~ Katy Richardson
Father ~ Danny Reilly
Boss ~ Jud Vandy
Lodger ~ Kate Entwistle
IO Members: Rosemary Babichev / Shaun Lewin / Shane Mckenna / Chris Muirhead / Tom Richardson / Georgia Simone
Audio & Visual Technician for the performance ~ Melaine Le Bars
Filming and being right handy ~ Chris Bailey
Shot on location at Maker Heights, a small flat in Ivybridge on the edge of Dartmoor, and the South Devon coast.
Many thanks to Maker for their hospitality and use of their amazing bunker, George & Olwyn Muirhead for the use of their flat, Anna Navas and The Arts Institute for their continued support of The Imperfect Orchestra, Clash & Clash Photography for the rehearsal space, Dan James (the prettiest roadie in the land) and everyone that has helped directly or indirectly in the making of this odd little film.