Adam Castle


 a musical film by Adam Castle 

In a sexually charged nocturnal landscape of nightclubs, hotel rooms and theatres, four people battle for power as they force each other to perform or watch.

Two women, Vanessa and Ms. Pasture, and two men, Redbrick and Phelix, find themselves in a swirl of interconnecting vignettes as they sing, dance, dress and undress for each other.

Redbrick pays Phelix to watch him dance, Phelix turns Ms. Pasture into a drag queen and Ms. Pasture peels back the unconscious Redbrick’s eyes so he can watch Vanessa.

Songs, from jazz numbers, to acapella, to karaoke ballads weave themselves throughout this interior nightscape.

As an audience finally watches them, the sexual tension and power play climaxes in a  fight in a karaoke bar.

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Directed by Adam Castle
Produced by Pearce Cullen and Adam Castle
Original music and lyrics by Aidan Teplitzky

Electra Marlen Djini
Mark Kydd
Nitai Levi
Jaïrus Obayomi

Director of photography: Mariella Pacey
Offline Editor: Stephen Mulholland
Post-production: Dangerous Studio
Assistant Director: Gabriel Bagnaschi
Choreography: Samuel Burkett
Costume Designers:
Rebecca Waites
Kathryn Weaving
Rosie Whiting

Make-up: Jessica Matthews
Camera Assistant: Radka Filipská
Sound recordist: Jordan McClymont
Gaffer: Bill Kapnis
Assistant Gaffer: Rob Candy
Theatrical lighting: Chris Armitstead
Sound design, sound mix and foley recording: Nikita Gaidakov
Script Supervisor: Heather Brown
Data management: Joshua Brookes McInkinlay
Sian Flora Duncan
Isobel Williams
Jordan Whiteside

Sound engineer: Dave House
Music: also featuring “It’s You” by ILO

Alan Ballantine
Johanna Breivang
Ian Davide Bugarin Apolis
Marc David Jacob
Shinwoo Kim
Blake Milteer
Kerry Rush
Isobel Williams
Sarah McWhinney

Accordion: Aileen Sweeney
Double Bass/Bass Guitar: Callum Cronin
Drum Kit: David Kerr
Clarinet: Iain Clarke
Piano: Stuart Moir
Alto Saxophone: John Anthony Craig
Tenor Saxophone: Rory Simons
Trombone: Emily Tse
Bb Trumpet: Rebecca Wilson
Violoncello: Keena Wildman

Supported by: Dangerous Studio and Black Light

With thanks to
Nelisa Alcalde
Sarah Bell
Leith Depot
The University of Edinburgh
Suede Gallery
Tess Glen
Torsten Lauschmann
Harry Maberly
Rose McCormack
Hong Anh Nguyen
Ailie Ormston
Alex Weir

Special thanks to
Hilary Abbott
David Albermann
Isaac BD
Tim Castle
Harry Castle
Beryl Castle
Carolyn Cohn
Eamon Cullen
Emma Finn
Hanna Heffner
Harry Maberly
Martha Prevezer
Dorthea Saabye
Ruth Selig
Debbie Shewell