The film opens with a pub conversation between two friends, two out-of-work actors grumbling about their situation and lack of achievements.  One friend tells the other of the Jorge Louis Borges story ‘Borges and I’ in which the perception of self is examined. The friend concludes that the reason for not getting auditions can be boiled down to an inability to control ones public self. This is a puzzling argument and sets our protagonist into an all-consuming undercover experiment to test his friend’s theory. An experiment that begins innocently by asking strangers what their impression is of him, in order to ascertain whether his own image of himself matches the self that others perceive, begins to seep into his most private relationships and turns into an Escheresque existence of incessant self reference. By secretly recording people’s reactions to him, our protagonist could scrutinize every detail. But does he really learn any more about himself or indeed them by doing so?

 

Starring

TIM HARRIS, ANGUS LINDSAY, SALLY SCOTT, CHRIS MCCOLL, SAUL REICHLIN, ALISTAIR TREVILL, TONY SAX, SIMEON WILLIS

 

Directors EMILY HARIS, YONI BENTOVIM

Writer CHRIS MCCOLL

Produced by EMILY HARRIS, YONI BENTOVIM

Eexcutive Producers ROSA RUSSO, STELLA PAPADOPOULOU

 

An INDIVISION production | Year 2009 | Language ENGLISH | Location  LONDON | 74mins | 35mm COLOR 1.85 | Dolby 

 

AWARD

London Independent Film Festival 2010 (UK) Best No-Budget Film

 

FESTIVALS

OFFICIAL SELECTION Raindance Film Festival 2009 (UK)

OFFICIAL SELECTION Seattle True Independent Film Festival 2010 (USA)