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Poster The Thames Barrier



The Thames Barrier

'The Thames Barrier' (2019) is a British-Dutch experimental docufictional featurette with sci-fi/fantasy influences, a wandering sense-stimulating film journey about work and aspirations.
In 2020 a special looped version 'The Thames Barrier - The Loop' was released for video installations.

Tagline
In the free world only Sun rises for free

Synopsis
Moreno (Jorge Martinez) 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. As he wanders through South London, doggedly following his spirit animal through the city’s hidden nature, he starts connecting with the surrounding kosmos: he’s offering possible mental and physical escape routes from the trappings of capitalism and experiences how you can value life in a (post-)capitalist future.

Country: United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Language: Spanish, English
Length: 30’ 00” (Loop version: 27' 12")
Colour: Colour
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Format: HD video

Credits
CAST
Jorge Martinez as 'Moreno'
Rocky as 'Spirit'
Christian Barahona as ‘Christian’
Morena as ‘Morena’
Virguinia as ‘Virguinia’
Franclin as ‘Franclin’
CREW
Direction/Camera/Edit/Music/Sound/Visual effects: Bouke Mekel
Script/Production: Jorge Martinez, Snežana Ivanković, Bouke Mekel
Set assistant/Dog wrangler: Snežana Ivanković
Golden skyline animation: Ingmar Koops
Additional music/sound: Jorge Martinez, Freesound community
Re-recording mixing: Wart Wamsteker
Colour correction: Arno Cupédo
With thanks to: Aglaya Koika, Joost Wierenga, Koen de Koning