Rachel Maclean – It’s What’s Inside that CountsFILM
In a dystopian metropolis fuelled by fevered connectivity, a race of rodents beneath the decaying streets hack the sales messages of a Kardashian-type Demigod, more cyborg than human, a successor to Fritz Lang’s Maria, the Maschinenmensch to rule over the digimash-fed masses.
Part Baroque heaven, part post-apocalyptic nightmare, the grotesque, cartoonish figures in this film are seen to share in and compete for attention within a forever connected, corrupt, caffeine marinaded environment where power dynamics are repeatedly inverted and reconfigured.
Rachel MacLean is a Glasgow-based multi-media artist. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009, Rachel has exhibited across the UK and internationally.
Commissioned by HOME, University of Salford Art Collection, Tate, Zabludowicz Collection, Frieze Film and Channel 4.
Written and Directed by Rachel Maclean
All parts performed by Rachel Maclean
Assistant Director Bren O’Callaghan
Executive Producer Sarah Perks
Producer Bren O’Callaghan
Assistant Producer Laura Heberton
Director of Photography David Liddell
1 st Assistant Camera Steven Cook
Gaffer Derrick Ritchie
Make-up artist and prosthetic application Kat Morgan
Costume and Prop Designer Rachel Maclean
Costume and Prop Assistant Lucy Payne
Costume and Prop Assistant Eilidh Page Morrissey
Costume Assistants (Texas) Deirdre Ford, Javier Gonzalez, Barbara Miñarro, Angel Mitchell, Jayne Valverde
Audio production & composer Julian Corrie
Songs written and produced by Finn Anderson
Script Editor Andrew Cattanach
Voice actors Andrea Flowers, Mikaela Kahn, Frank Mosley, Kirsty Strain, James Findlay, Colin Maclean, Eilidh Page Morrison
Editor and VFX Rachel Maclean
Director’s Assistant and VFX Colin Maclean
VFX Assistant Eilidh Page Morrissey
Subtitles Colin Maclean
Studio facilities Swamp, Glasgow
Recording facilities Sonido, Glasgow / Orb, Austin, Texas
With Special Thanks To
Bren O’Callaghan, Sarah Perks, Tomas Harold, Elisa Ruff, Alice Wilde at HOME, Andy Peline at
Swamp Media, Catriona Maclean