Archive of films The Big Sink / The Big Sink
1993, 15 min
Section: Tribute to Ben Rivers
The director’s first film, shot while still at school, betrays his obsession for Universal Studios horror flicks and Dreyer’s Vampyr. This playful movie was shot over the course of many months.
"My first film, shot at art school on a crappy Super 8 camera I bought from the market. At the time I was obsessed with Universal Studios horror films, and Dreyer’s Vampyr, and I had just discovered three films by George Kuchar, and Alain Resnais," states Rivers on his debut, adding: "So it’s a mix of those, sort of. It was shot over many months, as I had to coerce my friends to give me their time, especially the lead, who required many hours of make-up before he killed my friends. It’s a play on Jekyll and Hyde, though how clear this is to the viewer I’m pretty uncertain.”