1 November 2010

Commissioned by AND Festival, Gleaners is a filmmaker-in-residence scheme at the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University, curated by Kate Taylor.

If you missed the short film Noah's Ark at October's AND Festival, here is your chance to catch it in Liverpool. 

Cinema meets live music at this hybrid event mixing found footage with electric results. Experimental filmmakers Jenna Collins and Sam Meech present two new kaleidoscopic short films, made during their Gleaners residencies in the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University with live soundtracks from cutting edge North West musicians.


Reconstructing stories and performances, places and props from the amateur fiction fiction film within the archive, Jenna Collins arrives at a new film that focuses on accent, atmosphere and what might be just over the North West horizon. In equal parts hypnotic and disruptive, the film will feature the live performance of new work by composer and multi-instrumentalist Seaming To, known by many for her collaborations with Graham Massey and Homelife (Ninja Tune), and The Cinematic Orchestra.


Using dozens of archive clips, Liverpool's prince of videosmithery, Sam Meech, builds up a classic narrative based on the story of Noahs' Ark, with a dream-inflected twist.  This epic journey to the promised land will be narrated live by poet Nathan Jones of the Mercy collective with a score by Carl Brown of Wave Machines (Neapolitan), in a well regarded creative partnership that was described as 'strident dramatic and compelling' by The Londonist.

Screening at The Cooperative, Liverpool
04 November

This project has been enabled by Northwest Vision and Media and the UK Film Council's Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery.