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IDFA 2022

In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats

Darren Emerson
United Kingdom
2022
35 min
International Premiere
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It’s 1989 and rave culture is at its pumping peak in Britain. Illegal raves are being held around the country in abandoned warehouses and other remote locations. A cat-and-mouse game develops between the organizers and the police: once a rave is underway, there’s no way for the police to stop it.

This interactive VR experience by IDFA DocLab regular Darren Emerson takes you out into the rave scene on a typical night, naturally accompanied by the sound of old-school acid house. Grab a flyer and go with your friends in search of the illegal rave, somewhere in a secret location near Coventry. Start by playing tracks at home, search dark parking lots with lonely telephone booths, and finally experience the euphoric release at the party.

Organizers, DJs and a police officer from a special rave unit have their say in this carefully and lovingly crafted VR documentary, bringing together everything that made this period of dance culture so unique. You can experience In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats in small groups in a rave-worthy location.

Jointly presented by ADE and IDFA DocLab, in collaboration with BFI London Film Festival.

Credits
Director
Production
    Dan Tucker,
    Tony Guillan
Technical artist
    Ollie Lindsey for All Seeing Eye
    Ollie Lindsey for All Seeing Eye
Designer
    Olly Skilman-Wilson for All Seeing Eye
    Olly Skilman-Wilson for All Seeing Eye
Developer
    Adam Child for All Seeing Eye
    Adam Child for All Seeing Eye
Cinematography
    Jon Boyce
    Jon Boyce
Animation
    Marco Sandeman
    Marco Sandeman
Editing
    Conan Roberts
    Conan Roberts
Sound
    Panos Chountoulidis
    Panos Chountoulidis
Sound Design
    Gareth Fry
    Gareth Fry
Screening copy
    Dan Tucker for East City Films
    Dan Tucker for East City Films
World Sales
    Dan Tucker for East City Films
    Dan Tucker for East City Films

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