Last but not least, 'The Freemartin Calf' is finally OUT on Gizeh Records as a deluxe and limited edition 180g LP+DVD!
Jayne Amara Ross wrote the poetry and directed the film on Super 8. I composed and performed the soundtrack with my friend Gaspar Claus on cello. Maxime Champesme did the mixing on analogue console, Nils Frahm the mastering on tape. And many many people gave their help and support during the long making process of this. Thanks to them and thanks to Jayne for offering me to work on her beautiful film.
The Freemartin Calf is a labour-of-love film and soundtrack, created in the home workshops of filmmaker Jayne Amara Ross and composer Frédéric D. Oberland, with the significant contribution of cellist Gaspar Claus.
Written in 2008 as a deliberation on the creative process, the film relates a day in the life of a young girl and her mother as they brave two very separate realities governed by the desire to both reject, and conform to, the societal roles imposed upon them.
Shot on super 8 between 2009 and 2010 and scored during the spring and summer months of 2010, The Freemartin Calf is imbued with a delicate fragility synonymous with the inner experience of its protagonists.
Limited Edition deluxe vinyl of 300 numbered copies.
180g heavyweight vinyl, DVD of the film, 8 page booklet including the original script, download of the soundtrack plus an additional exclusive bonus download of the soundtrack being performed live at the Saint-Merry Church in Paris, April 2011. Housed in a black paper inner sleeve and packed to reverse printed black and white outer sleeves. A very special limited edition release, from the founding members of FareWell Poetry.