UNDER THE NORTH SEA
One kilometre underneath the cliffs of North Yorkshire, two very different tribes come face to face everyday. Since the late 80s, when the deepest dark matter research laboratory in the UK was built in the salt mine at Boulby, miners and research scientists have been working side by side in the underground network. In the darkness of this extreme environment, a young woman finds a new future. Scored with a soundtrack made entirely from underground recordings, this sensorial mosaic reveals a fragile equilibrium, a dimension in which utopian and dystopian futures coexist.


A FILM BY Federico Barni | Alberto Allica
CAST Emma Meehan | Chamkaur Ghag | Jennifer Wadsworth | Sean Paling | Charles Cockell | Chris Toth | Carl Allan | Rob Jones | Jeff Pye | Annalea Beattie | Richard Baillie | Chris Williams | Karl Byers | Bryn Drinkhall
CONCEPT | EDIT | SOUND DESIGN | ADDITIONAL CAMERA Federico Barni
CINEMATOGRAPHY | PRODUCTION Alberto Allica
DEVELOPMENT PRODUCERS Sara Archer | Ellie Steinberg
LOCATION SOUND RECORDIST Rory Smith
ASSISTANT EDITOR Carina Etae
COLOUR GRADING John Alexander Lowe
ADDITIONAL COLOUR GRADING John O’Riordan
ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIGN Lars Koens
GRAPHIC DESIGN Callum Copley
POSTER DESIGN Andrea Mancarella



 
Digital, HD | Stereo | 16:9 I colour | 17’59” | 2020



Screenings:
29/10/20 - DocLisboa 2020 - Official Selection [World Premiere]
30/10/20 - Dharamshala International Film Festival - Official Selection [Asian Premiere]
18/01/21 - Aricadoc Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental [South American Premiere]
29/01/21 - Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - LAB Competition [French Premiere]
04/02/21 - London International Documentary Festival - Official Selection [UK Premiere]
22/03/21 - Glasgow Short Film Festival - Official Competition [Scottish Premiere]
28/04/21 - Shooting People NEW SHOOTS - Shortlist