Abandon Normal Devices has hooked up with the North West Film Archive to present a new project, Gleaners. Two filmmakers, Jenna Collins and Sam Meech have been given the opportunity to spend a month each within the archive, exploring the collection and creating a new work.

Both filmmakers are being matched with a band/musician who will create the film’s soundtrack.  The two resulting films will be showcased in a series of live events across the Northwest, starting with Abandon Normal Devices in Manchester in October 2010, with the musicians accompanying the screenings with a live soundtrack.

This project has been enabled by Northwest Vision and Media and the UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery.  Gleaners has been devised and developed by freelance curator Kate Taylor.