DUMMY JIM

PINBALL FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

"A totally unique mixture of documentary, fiction and playful visual poetry." (Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013)

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Biography, Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Synopsis
    • "With a perfect disregard for genre, artist filmmaker Matt Hulse explores the tale of deaf cyclist James Duthie, who set off alone from Scotland for Morocco in 1951 but found the Arctic Circle instead. This startling film - made for both deaf and hearing audiences - features an impressive layering of time and location. Fiction, documentary, animation and archive work with an unconventional soundtrack to adapt the curious memoirs of ‘'Dummy Jim'. 12 years in the making, Hulse composes a fond, sincere portrait of Duthie and his home community, with present-day village inhabitants emerging as creative participants - offering a well-crafted memorial to a quietly determined maverick, and the community that shaped him. Deaf actor Samuel Dore leads." (Geneva International Film Festival)
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