Letter From St. Anthony's is an experimental film created as a companion piece to support the release of the collaboration between Amon Tobin and Thys. Blending together experimental dance and whimsical cinematography this film is an ode to freedom.

Produced by FRK Studio  •  Director: Franck Trebillac  •  DOP: Alan Stockdale
Camera assistant: Christopher Phillips  •  Editor: Franck Trebillac & Ant Hayes  •  Colourist: Darren Mostyn

Thys & Amon Tobin - "Letter From St. Anthony's"
Taken from the Ghostcards EP on Nomark Records
Written and produced by Thys & Amon Tobin
P&© Nomark Records 2020


Lyndy Stout, curator of One Point Four kindly invited us to talk about this film.
"Letter from St. Anthony's" unfolds as a mesmerizing tapestry of experimental visuals, showcasing a brilliant artistic decision to embrace the allure of black and white cinematography. The film is a visual masterpiece, where each frame feels like a carefully composed work of art. The progression from the town to the hills is nothing short of amazing, with every step revealing a nuanced dance of shadows and light.

Accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful score, the film becomes a sensory journey that transcends traditional storytelling. The music weaves seamlessly into the visual narrative, enhancing the emotional depth of the film. The final jump at the end is a chilling crescendo, leaving an indelible mark on the audience. The editing, executed with finesse, enhances the suspense and ensures a riveting cinematic experience.

"Letter from St. Anthony's" is a testament to the power of experimental filmmaking, where the absence of color becomes a canvas for profound storytelling. The filmmakers' commitment to this artistic choice, coupled with expert editing and a captivating score, transforms the film into a hauntingly beautiful exploration of narrative and visual aesthetics. A must-watch for those who appreciate the convergence of artistry and storytelling in cinema.

Big Fridge International Film Festival