3D HD Video with surround sound
Small Wonders is an abstract narrative short film by moving image artist Katie Goodwin. It follows microbiologist Terence Preston’s 50 year journey into discovering how single-celled organisms move. The film provides a charming and often funny insight into this hidden amoebae world juxtaposing their alien existence to our human experience. The film uses a hypnotic 16mm film of a ground breaking experiment shot through a microscope by Preston in 1972, combined with cine footage from the family archive of late filmmaker Ivor Beddoes.
Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck University, has kindly written a text in response to Small Wonders. It can be read here.
Surround sound design by Wayne Urquhart.
With special thanks to Terence Preston and Julia Dunn, without whose generosity this film wouldn't exist.
Film Production Blog : smallwondersfilm.tumblr.com
This project has been kindly supported by a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award.