"In the Kingdom of Shadows" documents a paragraph being typeset on an early twentieth-century Ludlow Linecaster. The text is taken from Maxim Gorky's 1896 review of the Lumiere Brothers' film "Arrival of the Train at La Ciotat" (1895). As the words melt into a pool of lead, the alchemical magic of printing is linked to that of cinema.
Commissioned by LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) for their 25th anniversary program, “Film is Dead! Long Live Film!”
Selected screenings: Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2007; Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, 2007