Reaching into the shadowed underground world of illegal cage fighting, 'SPINE' explores the masculine and the sexual in this coming-of-age
story. Forced into a space that does not belong to him, 16 year old Nathan is faced with standing up to an outweighed oppoenent, an intolerant brother and much of what he has previously known about himself.
A carefully choreographed video, directed by Cara Barry, the arena Nathan fights in was developed to suggest a history of violence whilst still feeling very much like a makeshift space. The use of overhead shots, and key action moments at low level lent itself to a layering of various textures and shades to the floor to suggest this background of violence.
Dir: Cara Barry