Sulphur is a short movie.
It merges documentary and horror, diving head first into the ceremonial weirdness of bonfire night in Lewes, Sussex. An annual event of ritual, anti-catholicism, errant fireworks and some healthy hostility between locals and outsiders.
The shoot involved sending two crews and two actors into the furnace to explore the peccadilloes and darker dimensions of our odd, English folk traditions.
Sulphur was directed by Christopher Ian Smith, whose short films have played at festivals across the world. His feature documentary New Town Utopia (www.newtownutopia.com) is Exec Produced by Margaret Matheson (Scum, Sid and Nancy, Sleep Furiously) and due for completion in Feb 2017.
It was edited by audiovisual master Xavier Perkins (Exceeda), with a music score by analogue hauntologist Concretism (https://concretism.bandcamp.com/).