One of the things that makes me doubt

2010–2011

One of The Things… illuminates a web of images suspended between Martin’s own body of film work and her late grandmother’s dream diaries. Entries from the diaries – read out by performers featured in her previous films – are matched with outtakes from these ten years’ worth of films.

One of the Things… complicates the confessional style of the ‘video-diary’ by slowly shifting the focus from Martin’s grandmother to the actors as a central focus, and through subtle dissonances between their readings of the diaries, their desultory comments on them and their voiceless presence in Martin’s past films.

Started as an outwards journey of parallel discovery of her grandmothers’ dream-memories – recorded over thirty years of Jungian analysis – and of Martin’s own cinematic histories, the film slowly acquires a dream-like circularity in which archive and imagination blur and the initial synchronicity between films and diaries is disrupted by gaps, divergences and repetitions. The film is a fantastical and spiraling reflection on the performativity of dreaming, and on cinema as an impossible act of witnessing.

Cast

Nina Fog
Karin Gulbran
Anna Halprin
Christiane Ostertag
Zeena Parkins
Elana Scherr
Scarlet Sparkuhl Delia
Rita Tushingham

Crew

Director of Photography
Zillah Bowes

Editor
Guy Ducker

Sound Editor
Quentin Chiapetta

Composer
Zeena Parkins

Production
Pundersons Gardens

Line Producer
Marcus Werner Hed

London Crew

1st Assistant Camera
Philippe Cointepas

2nd Assistant Camera
Paul Dain

Gaffer
Brian Beaumont

Grip
Emmet Cahill

Spark
Gary Nagle

Sound Recordist
Jerome McCann

Art Department
Jeannine Inglis Hall
Gary Ambell

Stills Photographer
Thierry Bal

Makeup
Anna Englis Hall

Assistants
Jesse Watt
Ed Webb Ingall
Dana Vronska

Driver
Noah Sherwood

Los Angeles Crew

Line Producer
Vanessa Black

Production Manager
Michelle Newman

1st Assistant Director
Jon Michael Kondrath

Director of Photography
Sean Stiegemeire

Gaffer
Jamie Urman

Sound Recordist
Jeff Pace

Sets
Greg Lang
Matt Galupo

Makeup
Heather Reinhart

Assistant
Alison O’Daniel

Funded by

The Leverhulme Trust