Tondals’s Vision,  Screen Test

Tondal, a film project that transplants the medieval morality narrative Les Visions Du Chevalier Tondal, which narrates the tale of a rich and wayward knight whose soul is lead through heaven and hell by a guiding angel, into the chaotic hedonism of a London nightclub.

Drawing particular inspiration from French artist Simon Marmion’s 1475 illumination of David Aubert’s manuscript, as well as Hieronymus Bosch’s 1479 hellscape, Tondal’s Vision, the artists have assembled an incredible cast of talent, including CGI artist and director Enes Güç movement artist Magnus Westwell, designer AGF Hydra and producer and sound artist IVVVO, to capture a lone revellers hallucinogenic journey, untethered from reality and enveloped by a nocturnal fantasy. “The global pandemic has made us all critically attuned to the importance of shared communion,” the directors assert.

“In its wake, Tondal presents an urgent reflection on how our sites of collective revelry, once radical spaces of communal liberation, are being pervaded by hyper-individualism and commercialisation. Often lost and alone, but longing to find his place in the night, Tondal’s journey champions the idea that collectivity is actually still achingly proximate; a personal and socially transformative spectre haunting even the most de-socialised spaces.”

      Directors – Louis-Jack & Jăk Skŏt     Director Of Photography – Matthew J Smith      CGI Artist – Enes Güç      Choreographer – Magnus Westwel      Composer – IVVVO       Stylist & Costume Designer – AGF Hydra       Editor – James Stubbs       Curator – Charlie Mill        Story & Script Consultant – Walter Donohue         Dancers – Oscar Li, Kibrea Carmichael and Max Cookward