A film by Jo Lawrence
Scientist Cath Pinkney
Music & Sound Graham Hadfield
Additional Modelmaking Ben Weller
Additional Animation Shay Hamias
Incorporating archive images from National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Mastering by VET
An Animate Projects production in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4


Deep inside the World-machine a glitch triggers a terminal malfunction.

Time passes and an interplanetary scientist materialises on Earth to collect ‘Ylem’ samples from the dead planet. Returning to her laboratory on Triton she attempts to create a small and perfect facsimile of the world, but the experiment is ultimately flawed.

Technical Details

Stop motion animation, photography and mixed media, composited in After Effects.


Graham is a composer of music for film, television and commercials. He has won a number of awards including the Huddersfield International Music Festival Young Composer's Award, and was lucky enough to attend the IRCAM Académie d'été in Paris. He was educated at the National Film and Television School with scholarships from The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation and The PRS Foundation for Music. He also holds a PhD in music composition, which he gained with the support of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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