The Thames Barrier
'The Thames Barrier'
(2019) is a British-Dutch docufictional featurette
about work and aspirations. It is a wandering
sense-stimulating film journey, an experimental film
with sci-fi/fantasy-influences flowing through the
external and internal worlds of newspaper deliverer
Moreno and (South) London.
In the free world only Sun rises for free
Moreno (Jorge Martinez) lives in a backyard shed and
has just arrived in London. To make ends meet, he
distributes daily newspapers in South London. Moreno
has intense dreams of entering a shiny shimmering
world across the river Thames: he doggedly follows
his spirit animal (Rocky) through London’s hidden
nature towards the skyscraper shore of the Thames.
Jorge Martinez as 'Moreno'
Rocky as 'Spirit'
Christian Barahona as ‘Christian’
Morena as ‘Morena’
Virguinia as ‘Virguinia’
Franclin as ‘Franclin’
Script/Production: Jorge Martinez, Snežana
Ivankovic, Bouke Mekel
Set assistant/Dog wrangler: Snežana Ivankovic
Golden skyline animation: Ingmar Koops
Additional music/sound: Jorge Martinez, Freesound
Colour correction: Arno Cupédo
With thanks to: Aglaya Koika, Joost Wierenga, Koen