4k film,2022; 80 mins, colour/sound (in post-production)
Hungry Hill, directed by Mieke Vanmechelen and Michael Holly, with sound design by Tony Langlois, this will be more elegy than documentary, combining personal essay, moving image, sound and archive material. The age-old and universal theme of shepherding will appear in focus, while on a deeper level this film will expand on its connotations, the idea of organic interdependence of the individual human body with the community of human and non-human life around it.
Currently in post-production, this will be an experimental non-fiction film in form and content, its intention not to analyse, but to actively produce aesthetic experience. It will contain elements of both the personal and political, speaking from a personal perspective to the consequences of unhindered industrial expansion.
Produced by Fierce Quiet Films with archive material from CINEMATEK Belgium, The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and the British Library Sound Archive. This work is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Film Project Award.