A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined. The film is a multi award winning feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction. But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.
Tim Grabham is a film-maker, visual artist, and animator based in the United Kingdom. After 10 years of live visual and analogue projection installations and experiments across the UK and Europe, he established the independent studio ‘cinema iloobia’ in 2003. He has been directing independent short films for over 20 years which have screened at festivals and gallery events internationally. He also co-authored the award-winning children’s book Movie Maker: The Ultimate Guide to Making Films (2010) and his illustrations contribute to five of the the ever growing Stickerbomb book series (2008 - 2014).
Selected: KanZeOn (2011), Soka Afrika (2011), The Fade (2013)
Jasper Sharp is an author, film critic, curator and film historian based in London, internationally regarded for his specialist interest in Japanese cinema. He is the co-founder and joint-editor of the Japanese cinema website Midnight Eye. As a film programmer, he has curated numerous touring retrospectives and film seasons across the world. As well as possessing a keen amateur interest in mycology, his research interests include the history of production and exhibition technologies, for which he received his PhD from the University of Sheffield in ‘Japanese Widescreen Cinema: Commerce, Technology and Aesthetics’.
Selected: The Creeping Garden (2014)