Graham & Juliet in front of blue screen for The King and I 2017
Watch it here: Film available upon request
The King and I (2017) is my debut film which originally screened at Edinburgh College of Art as part of the Masters of Fine Art degree show. The film is a glimpse into the life of Edinburgh New Town eccentric Graham Croan Bee. Synthesising narrative film and documentary, the film’s diptych split-screen, and chroma-key effects portray a performative dreamlike world, whilst also being a reflexive, self-referential meditation on life, memory and filmmaking.
Graham in his younger years (Photorgrapher:uknown)
It has since been screened at numerous film festivals and exhibitions winning the John Watson Prize (Scottish National Gallery 2017), The Helen A. Bequest Award (Edinburgh University 2017), The Talbot Rice Acquisitions Award (Talbot Rice Gallery 2017), Award of Recognition: Documentary Short (Indiefest Film Awards, California 2017), The Hilton Earl Memorial Award (Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018) and Hidden Door Jury Prize 2018.
Film Reviews: ︎https://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/review/the-king-and-i-2017-film-review-by-andrew-robertson
Poster for The King and I 2017