Peer Review of Stay the Same

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A review of the film project Stay the Same in Sight and Sound as part of their picks of the London Short Film Festival.

Period10 Jan 2014

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  • TitlePeer review of Stay the Same
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSight and Sound
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionFilmmaker Sam Firth filmed herself in the exact same spot at precisely the same time each day for a year. The resulting film, Stay the Same, captures Firth’s changing environment over the year but also reflects her own shifting moods – the tears, enjoyment, determination and boredom of filming for 10 minutes every day in all weathers. It reveals a striking contrast between the filmmaker’s momentary emotions and the ever present rocks, tides and landscape that surround her. The film was subject to a mini-storm of controversy back in 2012, but as her film soberly reminds us, the natural world is largely indifference to our human concerns.
    Producer/AuthorDylan Cave
    PersonsSam Firth