What is it like to see the world through someone else’s eyes?
Filmmaker, Scott Willis discovers Andy, a self proclaimed communist revolutionary that documents his life on a Hi-8 camcorder. Aiming to understand the purpose behind the tapes Willis picks up his camera, however Andy has his own agenda for the project.
Tapes from The Revolutionary is a humorous unconventional documentary that turns the lens on itself an examines the filmmaking process.
“Watching two men struggle to have control, to find meaning, and to create art feels like a mirror back on anyone who struggles to create in a world where they have little control. This documentary has a real power in the un-actualized nature of it’s original intention. Perhaps in the un-actualized nature of both the subject and the filmmaker we can learn something about how we approach our lives.” ~Kurt Shrader
“A fantastic film; engaging and funny.” ~Lars Johnson
B R O A D C A S T E D on NPO DOC.
Broadcasted on Dutch National Television, In Association with Breaking Ground. November, 2015.
W I N N E R – IdeasTap Graduate Award : Short Film 2015, in association with BAFTA.
W I N N E R – DOCfeed: Best International Short Documentary Film Award, 2016.
W I N N E R – Hammerbrook Film Festival 2015 Grand Prix
W I N N E R – Audience Award at Edinburgh College of Art 2014 Graduate Filmhouse screening.
A W A R D E D – Helen A. Rose Bequest, for Distinguished final year work by University Of Edinburgh. June 2014.
S H O R T L I S T E D – CHANNEL 4 Award for Innovation in Storytelling.
S H O R T L I S T E D – THE SKINNY Short Film Competition 2015.
S H O R T L I S T E D – Ickle Film Festival Judges Award 2015.
S H O R T L I S T E D – ‘Best Of The Fest’ Greenhorn Short Film Festival Award 2015.