Near Real Time

Talent Showcase 2015
  • Scheme: FLAMIN Productions
  • People: Gail Pickering
  • Duration: 21'

Near Real Time Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2014
  • Year of release: 2015
  • Shooting format: 4K ProRes HQ, Analogue Vintage Camera Standard Def
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award, Random Acts


  • Artist: Gail Pickering

Intrinsically circular and episodic in form, Near Real Time reflects on our contemporary relationship with images, seen through the historical prism of a pioneering community television project. Their last surviving taped broadcasts provide the starting point for Pickering's portrayal of a collective imagination and the ways in which it crystallised a relationship to camera. The depicted characters seem adrift as they mouth a shared monologue, looking to understand their status as images in situations that appear mutable and plastic.

Distribution: LUX

Crew: Camera: Bernd Behr Editor: Gail Pickering Colourist: Jason R Moffat Visual Effects: Anne Haaning Sound Design: Gail Pickering Sound Mixer: Tom Sedgwick Cast: Jessica-Lee Hopkins, Chloe Antonia Perry, Layla Shirley, Sarah Morley, Léa Tirabasso, Rose Terry, Luana Duvoisin Zanchi

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