The Film

We are delighted that our Open Bridges film partners are Humber Film Creative Community and Octovision Media.

The Open Bridges film is made by Humber Film Creative Community and Octovision Media, filmed by 16 film makers who captured each bridge movement on the night, and from the MV Syntan edited by Phillip Codd and featuring a new musique concrète soundtrack by BAFTA winning composer John Stead.

To watch the film settle down in a comfy chair, turn the lights down & the volume up and soak it up, it’s an immersive experience.

The moment all 13 bridges over the River Hull closed simultaneously for the first and only time in the city’s history – at 20:17 on the autumnal equinox 2017 is stunningly captured from above by Octovision Media.

“At the mouth of the River Hull where it meets the Humber Estuary with the point of The Deep on the east bank and the Stage@TheDock on the west. You can see the traffic stop on the main dual carriageway that runs west to east behind the Tidal Barrier – Myton Bridge – at exactly 20:17 on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017. As the camera pulls back, flares fire from HMS Pickle holding station by The Deep, signifying that all 13 bridges from Millennium up to Ennerdale Link at Kingswood in the north are closed. For the first and only time in Hull’s history, the city is split in two, there is no passage east or west.

As the historic vessels, HMS Pickle, Humber Keel Comrade, followed by Motor Barge Syntan, leave the Hull, the majestic and powerful SMS Towage and Svitzer tugs come into view, spinning in the water,  lit by searchlights and firing water cannon as a welcome. As the vessels disappear into darkness and Octovision’s drone lands on Victoria Pier the audience return to the Stage@The Dock for the world premiere of composer John Stead’s Open Bridges commission, Moments in Time.”

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