Andrew Kötting’s eArthouse Declaration of Spurious Intent

By Andrew Kötting

The film should belong, or seem to belong, to the earth.

The film-makers should use only natural light or, at night, sun-gun light.

The film should show signs of the berserk or slightly psychotic, an attempt to

reflect the human condition.

All director’s statements should include something of worth – a recipe, instructions

on how to make furniture.

Only the director to handle dead animals and the inner parts of dead animals.

The local community should always be involved.

All hand-held, off-ground filming to be undertaken by the director.

Any wounds or injuries sustained on set to be dressed on set, so the production is

not kept hanging about.

All film-makers to have spent time with their arms or feet inside another sentient being, alive or dead.

The editing process should be as sculptural as possible: edit lists ignored, sound treated with same respect as picture.

The director should dig like an archaeologist to get to the heart of the matter.