Family Portrait #4

5:20 / Canada / 2021 / Super 8 blown up to 16mm / Digital transfer / Sound

Synopsis: An introspective reflection of family life during a succession of lockdowns and part of a continuing series that reimagines familial uses for photographic imaging. Original music composed and performed by Rhaia Egleston. Camera original S8mm footage was optically printed and blown up to 16mm to achieve all inherent effects. All footage was hand-processed.

Director: Charlie Egleston

Artist bio: Working in expanded modes of film and video production, Charlie Egleston (b. Kitchener, Ont., 1973) has been making moving images and multidisciplinary work for the past 25 years. He holds an HBA in Film Studies from Western University (London, Canada) and an MFA in Film Production from York University (Toronto). His films have been shown throughout North America and the world, including IFF Rotterdam , Oberhausen IFF, Media City FF, WNDX FF, Ann Arbor FF, and have been generously awarded by organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. He has held numerous committee, jury, and board positions while providing programming and workshops for many moving image events. He teaches in and coordinates the Advanced Filmmaking program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. His films are distributed by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC).