‘Gravity’s Law’ is a short film by Matt McDermott based on a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Commissioned by Channel 4 Random Acts.
'To fall, patiently to trust our heaviness'
Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem ‘Gravity’s Law’, McDermott taps into themes of meditation and nature in a deliberate response to the overload of information in modern society.
He was drawn to The Barbican Centre and estate because of its otherworldly quality and achieves a sense of calm with his long freefalling shots against the brutalist architecture.
‘Gravity’s Law’ is featured at numerous festivals and on prominent industry blogs.
Cast: Sarah Mac & Neil Newbon
Narrated by: Bill Fellows
Director: Matt McDermott
Producer: Serena Fylan
Production Company: The Gate Films
1st Assistant Director: Stephen Fylan
Director of Photography: Tim Green
Focus Puller: Sam Rawlings
Phantom Technician: Stephen Price
2nd Ac: Chris Starkey
Camera Trainee: Tom Green
Stunt Coordinator: Curtis Rivers
Floral Designer: Fiona Haser Bizony at Electric Daisy Flower Farm
Art Director: Chris Williams
Stylist: Aartthie Mahakuperan
Stylist Assistant: Grace Quinn
Make Up Artist: Linda Andersson
VFX Supervisor: Pryce Duncalf
Runners: Glemerson Carrilho & Oliver Jamieson
Communications Coordinator Barbican: Jessica Dare
Lead CGI & VFX: Munk Studios
Additional Post & Clean Up: Mainframe
Colourist: Matt Osborne at The Mill
Colourist Assitant: Jim Bracher
Editor: Fab Peters
Original Score & Sound Design: Aleah Morrison-Basu at Zelig Sound
Storyboard Artist: Maylin Gouldie
Picture Research: Louise Wilkinson
Treatment Copy Editor: Dan McDermott
End Titles Design & Animation: Matt McDermott
Shot on location at the Barbican Centre.
To all cast, crew and post production for their great help and support.
Special Mention to: Serena Fylan, Tim Green, Pryce Duncalf,
Pegah Farahmand, Fiona Haser Bizony, Sarah Mac & Neil Newbon.
Dan McDermott and Louise Wilkinson for their wisdom and love.