La Tijera

Wardrop, Joanne and Ounanian, Steven. 2016-2019 La Tijera. [Project]

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Creators: Wardrop, Joanne and Ounanian, Steven
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La Tijera is a feature-length film (99min) using experimental filmmaking methodologies, written and directed by Jo Wardrop and Steven Ounanian, in collaboration with eight actors. Filmed on a micro-budget in Los Angeles and London, La Tijera took four years to complete.

The film embraces and confronts an emerging era of precarious labour and its effects on our mental health, where the computer screen has supplanted the silver screen’s century of power over our dreams and ideals.

Through the process of making the film, we investigated a particular type of alienation produced by the gig-economy, where the screen plays an increasingly important role in every aspect of life. The screen is a friend; a source of income; a connection to reality we don’t fully believe in. We also set out to explore non-hierarchical approaches to directing and non-linear approaches to narrative.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Date range: 2016-2019
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Item ID: 25355
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 15:23
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2021 08:44


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