Stay the Same is a film and webspace by Sam Firth funded by the BFI and Creative Scotland. It is a meditation on time, mortality and our desire to capture experience.
The film was made by recording a self portrait every day for a year, at exactly the same time, in exactly the same place on the shores of Loch Nevis .
This web-based creative archive contains three different collections I made while making the film, the first is responses to the ideas in the project from friends, family, local people and even radio 4 listeners, the second is a collection of related films and other material (I hadn’t realised when I started that filming every day was an internet meme) and a record of my year making the film. You can either read it as blog with all four categories of post combined or click on the links above to see each different type of post.
Below is the final film.
“Stay the Same, captures Firth’s changing environment over the year . . . a striking contrast between the filmmaker’s momentary emotions and the ever present rocks, tides and landscape.”
Sight and Sound
“Out of simplicity comes great complexity – it’s very beautiful, moving too”
Clio Barnard, director of The Selfish Giant
“A hauntingly beautiful meditation on time, solitude and isolation.”
Matt Lloyd, Glasgow Short Film Festival
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