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

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


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]
24/03/21 - Festival internazionale Segni della Notte Urbino - International Competition Documentary
28/04/21 - Shooting People NEW SHOOTS - Shortlist Screening
20/11/21 - Festival Interférences Lyon - Official Selection
15/12/21 - Sandberg Research - GREEN SCREENS - Public Screening and Discussion, Amsterdam
29/07/22 - Open Spaces - Rudnik Festival of Innovative Cinema