Icelandic and visually striking Björk performs with innovative visuals by designers from around the world, and Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland have captured her presence on-screen. While this is an early work for Fenton, Strickland has been working on screenplays and shorts since 1996.
Tell us about yourselves:
Making something from disparate elements into a unique whole. I love that.
Biggest challenge in completing this project?
Fenton: Getting the editor to show up for work was a constant worry.
Did you crowdfund? No. Jacqui Edenbrow , the producer, managed to gather all the finance.
Did you go to film school?
Fenton: Yes. I went to The National Film and Television school just outside London and studied editing.
What films have inspired you?
Fenton: Without meaning to sound smug, but Biophilia Live was inspiring . I love "Gimme Shelter" and the Maysles. There is a film called "Come and See" by Elem Klimov that is gut wrenchingly powerful every time. Juris Podniek's films are incredible.
What do you have in the works?
Fenton: I am currently editing "Life" directed by Anton Corbijn.
Strickland: A feature film called The Duke of Burgundy. I'm also releasing a 45 single by a band called Cavern of Anti-Matter.
Indiewire invited Tribeca Film Festival directors to tell us about their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they're doing next. We'll be publishing their responses leading up to the 2014 festival. Go HERE to read all the entries.