The Opening - A short film by Owen Tooth.
Starring the visceral Rupert Procter, lost alongside a cast of
misfits including Elaine Davidson, officially the world's most
pierced person with over 4500 piercings.
Filmed largely on the grounds of Elvaston Castle,
Derbyshire (location of the infamous 1969 film 'Women in
Love') 'The Opening' made the most of the beautifully
mouldering decrepit sets and stunning scenery. The rooms
had been untouched for decades, crumbling away, inches
deep in dust, the ashes of the past. Elvaston Castle is a
popular haunt of mediums and psychics as it has had a very
long and colourful history and many violent ends have been
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What do you do when you are trapped? Trapped inside your own head
because you have lost your voice.
The Watchmaker wants to tinker inside and find the cogs and screws,
take you apart and put you back together.
The Blacksmith wants to use his hammer to beat out your screams.
'The Opening' is about madness and fear, the claustrophobic terror that
comes from within and turns every helping hand into an enemy.
Owen Tooth has created a fantastic new mythology based on his own brushes with madness and his love of nature.
The Opening 2007 Running time 12min53sec
Rupert Procter - Clinic
Jon Glentoran - Blacksmith
Elaine Davidson - Watchmaker
Olivia Barnard-Firth - Speaking Lady
Emma Simcock-Tooth - Silent Lady
Owen Tooth - Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Emma Williams - Producer
David Beard - Music
Grant Bridgeman - Sound
Paul Allen - Gaffer
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