FOREST OF COPPER COLUMNS

Directed by Russell Morton (Singapore)
Sound designed by Bani Haykal (Singapore)
Produced by PŌTOCOL 2016

In the forest of copper columns, a man performs a ritual of cleansing.

Director
Russell Morton

Russell Adam Morton (b. 1982, Singapore) is an artist and filmmaker. He is a graduate from The Puttnam School of Film, Lasalle College of the Arts (2010) and obtained an MA in Fine Arts from Camberwell College of the Arts, UAL (2012).

His films have been part of the Athens Video Art Festival 2012 and participated in several group shows in London. The film, The Silent Dialogue of All Artworks was screened at the National Museum of Singapore’s 10th Singapore Short Cuts, The Substation’s 4th Experimental Film Forum and the Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2014. The film later went on to win Best Experimental Film at the 5th Singapore Short Film Awards.

Sound Designer
Bani Haykal

Bani Haykal (b. 1985, Singapore) is a sound artist experimenting with text + music. His work stretches across several disciplines including installation, poetry and theatre. He is a member of b-quartet, OFFCUFF and sound-painting ensemble Erik Satay & the Kampong Arkestra. Haykal has collaborated, exhibited, performed and toured internationally. He is currently an associate artist with The Necessary Stage.

Release
Official Selection – Thai Short Film and Video Festival, 2016
Official Selection – Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival (Winner – Cinematic Achievement Award), 2016
Official Selection – Jogja Netpac Asian Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection – Cine Pobre Film Festival, 2016, Mexico

Details
Format: Blu-ray / Stereo sound
Runtime: 15mins
Language: Silent

Cast
Ribbot Singh s/o Nair