BEING A HUMAN PERSON (In Production)
Producers: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Jo-Jo Ellison
Editor: Michael Aaglund
From the multi-award winning producers of BAFTA-nominated Notes On Blindness comes Being A Human Person, a story about the reclusive Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson.
Our story begins as Roy embarks on production of what we now know to be his final movie. The film - About Endlessness - will mark the end of a major chapter in cinema. For when Roy stops making films, they will simply never be made in this way again.
But this film’s concern stretches far beyond simply evaluating Roy’s contribution to cinema or charting a ‘behind the scenes’ of his final film. Being a Human Person explores the philosophical and emotional stresses of a creator accepting that this will be his last work of art. As Roy wrestles with what it means to call time on his career, so too he wrestles with the meaning of his own life and the fragility of human existence.
Told poetically, with the production chronology of Roy’s swan-song intentionally blurred, Being a Human Person has a distinctly anthropological approach: rich in humanity; full of deep insight into the mind of an unrivalled storyteller; and a fascinating head-first dive into a hitherto unknown part of Roy Andersson’s extraordinary world.
Being A Human Person was selected for the IDFA Forum 2018. Set for release early 2020, it is a co-production between Archer’s Mark and Studio 24.