Andrew Kotting is now shooting Swandown, an experimental feature documentary and travelogue.
The film is described as a poetic diary about encounter and culture. In a nod to Olympic ambition, Kotting and Sinclair are pedalling a swan-shaped pedalo from Hastings to Hackney via inland waterways, sometimes joined by other guests.
Swandown is shooting for four weeks.
Producer Russo said, “Kotting and Sinclair have embarked on a madcap adventure that has taken on the high seas and entertained innocent passersby, engaged by the feckless inhabitants of an elegant fibreglass swan.”
Lizzie Francke, Senior Production Executive at the BFI Film Fund, added, “Maverick visionary, Andrew Kötting and eminent psychogeographer, Iain Sinclair’s quixotic journey through southern England aboard a giant swan is such an appealing proposition. Swandown promises to be a provocative, playful and ultimately poetic cinematic delight and we’re delighted to be a part of it.”
Filmmaker and artist Kotting’s past films include Gallivant, This Filthy Earth, Mapping Perception, and Ivul.