Eyes to Me

Talent Showcase 2014
  • Scheme: Random Acts
  • tags: Animation
  • People: Rachel Maclean
  • Duration: 3'11"

Eyes to Me Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2013
  • Year of release: 2014
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award


  • Artist: Rachel Maclean

Eyes To Me is a 3-minute short, which follows a doll-like protagonist named Sophie who moves through an enchanted garden inhabited by a race of cuddly Cyclopes known as the Eeblebops. As the video shifts between different formats (a children’s television programme, a fashion shoot and a probing interview), Sophie is surveyed, coerced and reprimanded by an omnipresent male voiceover, whose treatment of her moves from a tone of benign paternal care to one of cold, militant disapproval.
Shot entirely using green-screen, Maclean is the only figure in the work, miming to recorded audio and warping her features to create uncanny, cartoonish characters that exist within an oversaturated digital world.

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