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Over the Bones
30min, 16mm, 2008

Over The Bones is a visual essay fusing documentary and fiction to detail the meeting of two intentionally incongruous characters, a singer and a lorry driver. Following the structure of a road movie the narrative is revealed through voice over, live interviews and musical performance. Witnessed in their separate working environments the characters’ stories slowly converge until they meet through an accident in a swimming pool that has startling and surreal consequences for both individuals.

Through the juxtaposition of different types of performance the film investigates how men and women use different emotional languages to communicate with others, express anxiety and find their place in the world. Ultimately asking the question, “Whose voice do we speak with, whom do we feel able to speak to and who hears our voice?”.


Commissioned & funded by the Jerwood Foundation & Arts Council England


Director: Charlotte Ginsborg
Producer: Veronica Saez
Writer: Charlotte Ginsborg
Editor: Charlotte Ginsborg
DOP: Catherine Derry
Music: Spektrum
Sound Designer: Ron Wright
Cast: Forbes KB, Lola Olafaysoie