Old West Lodge, 16:19 min, Color, Stereo, Canada, 2015
Heidi Phillips is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist from Manitoba, Canada with an affinity for the tactility of the filmic medium. Phillips’ often uses thrifted super 8 films, contact printing and darkroom experiments to push her work into new places.
Set amidst the snowdrifts of a desolate prairie winter, a weather-beaten lodge provides refuge for a disparate group of locals and travelers. Unlikely bonds form as each individual finds a way to move past isolation, freeing the lodge — and themselves — of the memories that haunt them.