Directed by Tali Clarke & Charlie Dupré
UK | 15 MINS | world premiere | 2016 | english
A man sees an advertisement on the tube offering the chance to ‘be someone.’ Feeling trapped in the seeming emptiness of modern life, he signs a contract with a mysterious visitor.
‘Faustus: Remixed’ is a visceral, high-octane retelling of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s famous tale, exploring the notion of the soul for a contemporary audience.
Building on the original’s cornerstones of vanity and thirst for understanding, the film challenges the audience to examine Marlowe’s themes through a modern lens, and to question whether individualism and grandeur are really the keys to fulfilment, or just doorkeepers to the hell we are so desperate to avoid.
Tali Clarke is a London based independent filmmaker. With a colourful background and unfaltering interest in music, art, culture, and people in general, she sets out to capture moments, illustrate ideas and tell stories.
As a freelancer she works as a director, self-shooter and/or editor, and specialises in the production of expressive film and video content characterised by its honesty, compassion and raw style.
She has extensive experience creating a wide range of different content – including documentaries, music videos, promo and corporate videos, live multi-camera music events, installatioin and experiemental film, short films, and viral videos.
In her freelance work she continues to work with a diverse client base including the BBC, Virgin Media, MTV, Secret Garden Party, Somerset House, Random House Publishing, Converse, Babyliss, Spotify, Red Bull Studios London, Southern Comfort, Levi’s, SBS (Australia), Cubitt Artists, Sundance Channel, Hackett, Glenlivet, Sainsbury’s, Tongue Fu, along with a whole host of independent musicians, artists and labels.
And sometimes she makes videos just for fun.
Charlie is a spoken word and rap artist known for combining literary influences with a pulsing, characterised delivery.
Described by Annexe Magazine as ‘ a unique brand of poetic wizardry’, on the spoken word circuit and at festivals such as Latitude, In The Woods, Secret Garden Party, Soundwave and Troyfest, he has supported the likes of Scroobius Pip, Ghostpoet and Kate Tempest, is a multiple slam winner, and four-time Hammer and Tongue National finalist.
He is co-founder and host of the freestyle rap event, “On The Spot’ and has two hip-hop releases, ‘2012 Male’ and ‘OT’, currently out on Rocstar Recordings.