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The arts institute ~ plymouth university

24 november 2018

The Imperfect Orchestra's first full self-production, a modern re-imagining of Kafka's Die Verwandlung ~ ‘The Metamorphosis’ ~ is a silent movie, directed by one of IO's co-founders, with a score written and performed by The Imperfect Orchestra. A reimagining of Kafka’s most famous story, it plays out as a psychological horror that explores our perceptions of ourselves and how we are perceived by others in and out of the digital car parks in which we currently spend so much time. The film and music offer a dark subterranean fairground of differing styles, ghostly and uncanny, where time no longer has any meaning ~ fear and loathing in Brexitannia.

Rehearsals Photo Credit: Laura Harris

Set Dressing

Location Scouting

Director ~ Chris Muirhead

Musical Director ~ Tom Richardson

Camera ~ Amber Amare

Lighting ~ Dajain Daley

Art Director ~ Julia Claxton 

Costume ~ Leah Matchett

Producer ~ Katy Richardson

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mother ~ Jane Richardson

Sister ~ Katy Richardson

Father ~ Danny Reilly

Boss ~ Jud Vandy

Lodger ~ Kate Entwistle

IO Members: Rosemary Babichev / Shaun Lewin / Shane Mckenna  / Chris Muirhead / Tom Richardson / Georgia Simone

Audio & Visual Technician for the performance ~ Melaine Le Bars

Filming and being right handy ~ Chris Bailey 

Shot on location at Maker Heights, a small flat in Ivybridge on the edge of Dartmoor, and the South Devon coast.


Many thanks to Maker for their hospitality and use of their amazing bunker, George & Olwyn Muirhead for the use of their flat, Anna Navas and The Arts Institute for their continued support of The Imperfect Orchestra, Clash & Clash Photography for the rehearsal space, Dan James (the prettiest roadie in the land) and everyone that has helped directly or indirectly in the making of this odd little film.