filmmaker & fine artist
It is nightfall. A hunter lurks in the darkness, wandering further towards the impenetrable.
Do the meanings lie in the stream, in the mountains, the stars, or in the death of things?
A lyrical and ambiguous existential essay film, completely shot on an iPhone. Utilising organic metaphors within nature, Scott Barley addresses the intimacy of his own life and cinema, and paradoxically, the most universal of life's paths, obstacles and destinies. A mysterious film where no things feature, only suggestions.
At the end of 2015, it was included on 9 film critics' best of year lists, and won the jury award for "most significant work of 2015” at the ExS International Film Festival, in Serbia.
"If we needed another reminder that the greatest filmmaker of the millennial generation has arrived, Scott Barley’s "Hunter" is just that. The fact it was made with an iPhone adds only more astonishment to what has been achieved here. If you care about and believe in film and video as a serious artistic medium, capable of the utmost beauty, horror and everything in between, you owe it to yourselves to watch Scott Barley's latest work, Hunter. After you’re done crying over its beauty, marvel at the fact that it was made using an iPhone!" – Jesse Richards, founder of The Remodernist film movement
"An impressive vision of experimental cinema in the iPhone era... This is even more impressive than TANGERINE (2015) – Kevin B. Lee, Indiewire, Fandor
Screenings / Exhibitions
Tehran International Silent Film Festival, Iran
Night Will Fall: Scott Barley solo retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, Rio, Brazil
Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Goldensun Short Film Festival, Malta
ExS International Film Festival, Serbia (awarded “Most significant work of 2015”)
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado, Boulder