Literally producer and director Katharine Round has teamed up with journalist/filmmaker Leah Borromeo and interactive director Gilbert Sinnott to launch a new company, Disobedient Films.
Disobedient will focus on interactive and experiential films - utilising new technology to tell stories provocative in form and content.
Their first film, "The London Recruits: The Secret War against Apartheid" was commissioned as part of the V&A's hugely successful "Disobedient Objects" exhibition. It tells the story of young white Londoners, who were recruited to carry out secret missions for the resistance at the height of apartheid in 1960s South Africa. Using their white privilege and everyday items such as buckets and kitchen timers, they constructed "leaflet bombs" to disseminate thousands of messages of resistance to black South Africans. The devices themselves were harmless, but their cumulative effect against a racist system was devastating.
The film subverts the "nuisance" pop-up as a narrative device, echoing the distribution of thousands of messages of resistance to tell one bigger story.
You can watch the film here (best viewed in Chrome): www.londonrecruits.vam.ac.uk
Disobedient Films will work in alignment with Literally Films, with lots of exciting developments on the horizon.