Director: Matt McDermott
Synopsis: Burning Gold is an enigmatic art, fashion and dance short film – a passion project in response to the unprecedented global events of the last few years. Three improvisational dancers perform in costumes featuring geometric shapes inspired by natural elements; sun, water and land. Burning Gold addresses themes of climate change and our human connection to nature and each other.
Bio: I’m an award winning multi-disciplined freelance director, motion designer and editor of commercials for global brands such as; BBC, Channel 4, Vodafone, McLaren, American Express, Heineken, Tommee Tippee, BT, Virgin and Google. I specialize in design-led work combining graphically composed live action with stylized art direction and visual effects. My work often evokes a mystical or heightened reality aesthetic always with plenty of emotion and humanity. I’m inspired by great writing and universal truths – my short film ‘Gravity’s Law’ is featured at numerous festivals and on prominent industry blogs. I have an exacting attention to detail and a sharp cinematic eye. I’m personable, collaborative and deliver authentic performances.
Program: Between Fashion and Music – VAEFF 2023