27 June 2022, 8pm · Sheffield DocFest Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall · plus Q&A with director, producer and composer

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Esther Johnson, Director:

“I am honoured that DUST & METAL has been selected to premiere at the eminent Sheffield DocFest, in the city where I am Professor of Film and Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. DUST & METAL has been a real labour of love with the majority of production completed throughout the particularly difficult conditions of the pandemic. I have been fortunate to be able to work with an amazing group of collaborators, including the first partnership between an artist filmmaker and the Vietnam Film Institute; a film crew via TPD Centre for the Development of Movie Talents in Hanoi; a dazzling score by Vietnamese composer Xo Xinh; and the expertise and enthusiasm of Live Cinema UK. It’s heartening to know that this kind of work has been funded by the British Council and I am indebted to them for believing in my film concept. I cannot wait to share the work with audiences and hope that they are inspired by the magic of Vietnam as much as I have been.”

Lisa Brook, Producer

“Since the founding of Live Cinema UK in 2014, I’ve wanted to work towards creating a feature film which builds on the concept of a live score at point of production, with the idea of a live soundtrack performance shaping the creative direction of the project from the outset. I first fell in love with live cinema when working on live soundtrack events for Sheffield DocFest 10 years ago, and it’s amazing to be bringing our first feature back to where our journey began.”


9 November 2022, 9pm · Leeds International Film Festival Vue at The Light, Leeds · plus Q&A with director and producer

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Further information soon.