I took this opportunity to expand my practice as an artist filmmaker within a professional context. I devised a pitch to incorporate my work with subtitles as a form of writing; Jen’s poetry offered a fresh way of exploring text and how it interacts with other media. The film was shot digitally by cinematographer Kirstin McMahon, and I shot parts of the film myself on double perforated standard 8mm, with elements of 16mm celluloid animation.

The Stone Age responds to Hadfield’s synthesis of human and non-human experience and explores who we are as individuals, and who we are in relationship to the places we call home.