"An intimate opening scene of tender camera work that carefully follows a young woman getting ready for work slowly gives way to something more sinister. Looking At You With Contempt has a shape shifting structure that keeps the audience at a distance, offering only elusive clues as to the cause of the protagonist’s distress."
Director / Writer / Editor / Producer: Sean GrattanActors: Virginia Frankovich, Michael Morris, Poppy Martinengo, Marco Liguori, Anna Reid, Sandeep Khurana, Shanez AaronCinematographer / Color Grader: Brice VaranCamera Assistant: Sandeep KhuranaBoom Operator: Jonathan HustonProduction Assistant: Shannon Te AoVirginia’s Assistant: Shanez AaronMakeup Artist: Georgina BrettCaterer: Anna GardnerOriginal Score: Nicholas Rogan
Drifting around a mound of dirt at the edge of a property that is not depicted, a man is earnestly engaged with pointlessly industrious gestures.
A protagonist moves through different phases of isolated, idle behaviour that eventually leads to the creation of a spontaneous, temporary sculpture.
Narrative cause is conspicuously absent as a tumultuous breakdown leads to a surprising transformation.
A hybrid documentary-fiction film looking at work, labour, and value.