DIRECTORS: ANNA SANDILANDS AND EWAN MCNICOL
This vivid portrait of redemption and survival in Uncertain, Texas, a tiny bayou town on the Louisiana-Texas border, interweaves the stories of three very different men tied to the swampland: an elderly, charismatic fishing guide with a dangerous past; a former addict on an epic quest to kill an elusive wild boar; and a young man who yearns to escape a home that may be heading for extinction. An atmospheric and “hauntingly evocative” (The Hollywood Reporter) journey into the American South, Uncertain is one of the year’s most visually striking and fascinating nonfiction films. Winner of a special directing award at the Tribeca Film Festival and called one of the best documentaries of 2015 by Newsweek magazine.
Anna Sandilands Ewan McNicol
Anna & Ewan are driven by a curiosity to reveal the unnoticed in everyday life. While their work fits some of the traditions of documentary verité filmmaking, one of their aims is to find a deeper understanding and empathy by visually immersing in character and story in ways more often associated with cinematic fictional filmmaking.
Anna & Ewan’s work has been curated and screened at MOMA in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London and the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, BFI London International Film Festival and SXSW.
In 2015, Anna & Ewan were awarded the Albert Maysles Documentary Director Award at Tribeca for their documentary feature UNCERTAIN.