Pianos are being thrown away at a tremendous rate – hauled away, set on fire and their valuable heavy metal sold for scrap. Tim, Leon and their team of inspired artists, musicians and volunteers have reclaimed these unloved instruments to build the world’s first 100-seater amphitheatre made entirely from up-cycled pianos. Balancing the artistic integrity of Tim’s vision with Leon’s practicality and realism tests the strength of their relationship as they race to complete the Pianodrome for its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
After a successful collaboration with Tim Vincent-Smith and Matt Wright on a crowd funder video, the Pianodrome was birthed into existence at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. We created a stunning short-form doc of this arduous process and the tensions that emerge when taking on a such an ambitious project.
No salvageable pianos were harmed in the making of this film.
Winner - Szczecin Film Festival/ MUSIC SEFF, 2019 (POLAND)
Finalist - Garden in Movies/ Short Film Fest, 2019 (ITALY)
Official Selection - Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, 2019 (NETHERLANDS)
Official Selection - Architecture Design Film Festival, 2019(USA, NYC)
Official Selection - SoundTrack Cologne, 2019 (GERMANY)
Official Selection - Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, 2019 (MALAYSIA)
Official Selection - Bolton Film Festival, Arts & Artists, 2019 (ENGLAND)
Official Selection - Portland Eco Film Festival, 2019 (OR, USA)
Official Selection - Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival, 2019 (TURKEY)
Official Selection - REVL Film Fest, 2019 (LA, USA)
Official Selection - Feel The Reel International Film Festival, 2019 (SCOTLAND)
Official Selection - Indie Visions Film Festival, 2019 (IRAN)
Official Selection - Audio Shoot Unsigned International Music & Video Film Festival, 2019 (IRELAND)
Directed, Filmed & Produced by Austen McCowan & Will Hewitt.