This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.
Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature's secrets in action.
Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that combines Smith's original footage with a new contemporary score to create a hypnotic, alien yet familiar dreamscape that connects us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his own lens and saw these micro-worlds for the first time.
The film features a new score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott. It will be screened with a live score performed by tindersticks at the Barbican, London, on Saturday 17 June and the soundtrack will be released by City Slang on 9 June on Limited Edition LP and CD. Click on the link for the trailer.