Scott Barley
filmmaker & fine artist



Sleep Has Her House







The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.

Through long static takes, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action and still photography (shot on iPhone) and hand-drawn images. 

The film is dedicated to the late French filmmaker and friend, Philippe Cote, who passed way in 2016.


Screenings / Exhibitions

• Sheffield Doc Fest, UK
• Doclisboa, Portugal
• Festival de Cine Radical, Bolivia
• Lima Independiente International Film Festival, Peru
• Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Brazil


Awards

Best Film - Official Jury award - Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Brazil

Nominated in Sight & Sound 2017 Film Poll and Village Voice 2017 Film Poll for Best film, Best first feature, and Best director.