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
In 2020 a special looped version 'The Thames Barrier
- The Loop' was released for video installations.
In the free world only Sun rises for free
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")
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Format: HD video
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
Ivanković, Bouke Mekel
Set assistant/Dog wrangler: Snežana Ivanković
Golden skyline animation: Ingmar Koops
Additional music/sound: Jorge Martinez, Freesound
Re-recording mixing: Wart Wamsteker
Colour correction: Arno Cupédo
With thanks to: Aglaya Koika, Joost Wierenga, Koen