DP Annika Summerson delivers a perfectly horrific result for ‘Censor’…
It’s 1980s Britain and the lurid, often macabre, contents of ‘video nasties’ are raising concern in censorial circles, not least about how they might encourage people to do things they really shouldn’t do. Cut to Enid Baines, who works as a film censor, and who, after viewing a strangely familiar nasty movie, sets out to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, in a quest that blurs the line between fiction and reality.
That’s the premise behind Censor, the £1.6million, psychological horror movie, directed by Prano Bailey-Bond, co-written by her and Anthony Fletcher, and filmed on Kodak 35mm film by DP Annika Summerson.
The vivid, low-budget feature, screening in the Midnight section of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, was developed in conjunction with Film4, Creative England via the BFI Network, and Ffilm Cymru Wales, with added support from Kodak Motion Picture and Cinelab London.
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