An interactive feature film screening, with live music, foley, performers, and audiences gift boxes of sensory stimulants.
Timeslow: The Timeless Tales of Henry Glint is a New Zealand feature film that follows Henry Glint, a quite normal man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers a chocolate bar that can slow down time. Director Sally Tran has now recut, remixed, and re-graded the film for a live, immersive experience in which the world of the narrative will become indistinguishable from the event space.
The film’s showing will be done in collaboration with two piece indie synth band O Paradiso with Mike McFadden to create an original score, while sound studio One Thousand Birds will create an interactive sound showcase via live foley art. This combination will allow the event to become an extension of the film’s fictional world, whilst the sensory box kit will encourage viewers to place themselves into the narrative; for example, as Henry eats a magical chocolate bar under a time limit, the audience members will pull out their chocolate bars from their sensory box kit and attempt to do the same.
The kit has ten featured elements that request you to either touch, smell, eat, write, or read, fully engaging audience members and allowing them to become apart of the presentation. A stage set and props that mimic what’s on screen featured in real life, and other performances that are spread throughout the screening. This unique presentation merges film and theatre together for a multifaceted event and becoming the the film’s premiere on Thursday, August the 31st at 8pm EST.