Rough Cut

  • 90'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2013
Earlier in his career, visual artist Shovlin revived a fictitious glamrock band, Lustfaust. For his first feature film, he goes to even greater lengths to fake a reconstruction of a 1970s slasher film, Hiker Meat: complete with hitchhiking heroine, charismatic commune leader and a group of teens who disappear one by one.
The constant switching between a pastiche and its own deconstruction results in what can be called a ‘metamentary’ - a mystification of both a feature film and its making-of documentary.
Those who liked the vintage look of Berberian Sound Studio will enjoy the many stylistic references. But they will need to activate their memories a lot more, as many key scenes are shot in the vein of older movies, although the references are only made explicit in the intertitles. Above all, Rough Cut is a vivid celebration of filmmaking as a group effort.

Director
Jamie Shovlin
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Bren O'Callaghan
Production Company
HOME Artist Film
Sales
HOME Artist Film
Screenplay
Mike Harte
Cinematography
John Grey
Editor
Jamie Shovlin, Adam Milburn
Production Design
Jamie Shovlin
Sound Design
Adam Milburn
Music
Euan Rodger
Website
https://homemcr.org/film/rough-cut-2/