Manchester International Festival | Utopolis

This year, we’re excited to be working alongside Manchester International Festival to create films, trailers and interviews for two of their largest and most exciting events. Dystopia987, and Utopolis. Our first project with MIF was to create a short teaser for Utopolis. The project has been such a great opportunity to really get creative. The idea was to create a trailer that teased, excited and represented a vision of a Utopian world.

We worked closely with the team at MIF and alongside the artists Rimini Protokoll to understand the event, their inspirations behind the idea and the emotions, thoughts and feelings that the audience will experience.  A highly secretive project, we decided to shoot some of the locations of the actual event using volunteers as representatives of the audience and chose to stick to close, more ambiguous shots. It was imperative that we didn’t reveal the exact locations of the event.