Ransom Notes

Kelly Egan

The filmmaker’s response to her experience of the hijacking of her city during the Toronto G20 Summit, Ransom Notes re-appropriates language and meaning through the act of collage. The film combines new and old media (film, newsprint, print-outs of twitter feeds) to explore social mobilization through mass media.

„The soundtrack of the film is composed by placing letters, words and sentences directly on the optical soundtrack – in a sense the projector is ‘reading’ the words, and the sound that you hear is the language produced by the cinematic machine.” – Kelly Egan