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Delve into the Depths of Human Behaviour with Intimate Documentary TEMPER



Park Pictures director Georgia Hudson works with composer Yves Tomas on the film focussing on aspiration, struggle and heartbreak

Delve into the Depths of Human Behaviour with Intimate Documentary TEMPER

TEMPER is a documentary film by London-based director, Georgia Hudson. Captured through both street and intimate home interviews, the film is a compassionate study of the human condition. 

Exploring individual notions on life and what we all have in common: our aspirations, our heartbreaks and struggles, how we overcome, what it’s like to feel love, connection and freedom.

“The title TEMPER came from my ambition to make a film about extreme feelings, while trying to learn how to hold them - the juxtaposition of red explosive emotion, with the cooling and taming of trying to cope. 

I started making TEMPER in Winter 2016 when I was a new mum, newly sober and newly single. Retrospectively, I can see that it was a therapeutic project - part running away, part running into the flames with the hope of melting some. Synchronicity provided that I found cast members who each told my story when I myself was lost for words... Mela; a new mum. Oscar; on a journey through addiction. Imma; seeking their true self and Dick; with only one foot in reality, the observer. In addition to this, as I fell into the flow of street interviews, I found more and more of what I needed to hear. 

The edit has taken three years. When Paul and I started, it was detangling a web of these instinctive and unstructured ideas - it didn’t make sense, a sprawl of disjointed moments, powerful, but impossible. And gradually, over time, we were able to distill it: understand the concepts themselves better and weave it. I had to grow to make it work. Two years into the process, I returned to New York to capture the hope and resolve we needed to rise on. So now we come to release it, finally, in the winter of 2020: in a strange year where so much has been affected, burnt and broken. But also, loved harder than ever - the human condition prevails! I hope so much that TEMPER can offer the same bullett of solace and perspective that it gave me in making it, to you who might see it. 

Sending it out with love! Georgia.” 

Composer Yves Tomas says: “The film was so emotive for me that I was able to start writing music to it almost immediately. I tried to run with each idea as it came to me, using predominantly analog equipment to build sounds naturally. The result is a sonic reflection of the raw and extreme emotions I saw on screen”. 

Hailing from London with roots in Bristol, Yves Tomas is a producer, DJ and sound designer who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Grime and Pop. Tomas’ own music style is unique, and serves as a reactionary expression to his time spent working in the meat grinder culture of mainstream entertainment. He now joins Radio Slave Rekids, a label known for discovering many luminary figures in electronic music. 


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Genres: Dialogue, Storytelling, People

Categories: Short Films and Music Videos, Short films

Park Pictures UK, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:56:26 GMT