• Greek Title Εξυπνάκιας
  • Original Title Smart Alek
  • Year: 1993
  • Genre: Experimental
  • Country: UK
  • Duration: 19'
  • Director: Andrew Κötting
  • Scriptwriter: Andrew Kötting, Sean Lock
  • Cinematography: Nick Gordon Smith, Gary Parker
  • Editing: Jim Carew, Andrew Kötting
  • Music / Score: David Burnand
  • Cast: Amy Hodge, Sean Lock, Simon Munnery, Bill Monks, Stan Nelson, Penny Prosser, Patricia Varley, Gavin Wilkinson
  • Production: Tall Stories
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Andrew Kötting, Badblöod & Sibyl

Inspired by adolescent angst and familial backstory, the film depicts a quarrelsome family en route to Jaywick Sands for their summer holidays. Seaside iconography and the coastal ‘edge’ influence this cruel and discordant universe.

Andrew Kötting

Andrew Kötting, born in Elmstead Woods in 1959, is a British award-winning artist, filmmaker and Professor of Time-Based Media at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. After leaving school he worked as a scrap metal dealer and then as a failed lumberjack in Scandinavia before returning to study for a BA in Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design and thereafter graduating with an MA from The Slade in London. He has made over a hundred short films, often in collaboration with artists, writers, dancers and performers, which have been awarded prizes at international film festivals. He currently tries to live and work between Hastings on the south coast of England and Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the forests of the French Pyrenees, producing performances, installations, bookworks, Cds and vinyls, often in collaboration with his daughter Eden. 

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