Look Then Below
18 December 2020 – 15 January 2021
MattFlix presents Ben Rivers’ Look Then Below (2019).
Look Then Below moves through an eerie, smoke-filled landscape, conjuring up futuristic beings from the depths of the earth.
The short film was shot in the vast, dark passages of Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset. This netherworld of chambers, carved out over deep time, once held remnants of lost civilisations. Now, they map a future subterranean world occupied by a species evolved from our present, environmentally challenged existence.
After Slow Action and Urth, Look Then Below is the final part of a trilogy developed with author Mark von Schlegell.
Colour, 5.1 Surround.
Original format: Super 16mm Film
Director Ben Rivers
Editor Ben Rivers
Screenwriter Mark von Schlegell
Director of Photography Ben Rivers
Sound Ben Rivers, Christina Vantzou
Music Christina Vantzou
Ben Rivers is represented by Kate MacGarry, London.