The Making of Three Guns for a Killing

Spec & Synopsis

Date: 2011

Format: HDV diptych
Duration: 22.30 minutes

Tranquility‘ is a Wild West town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland constructed by the dedicated members of Western re-enactment group the Northern Rough Riders in the group’s founder Alistair Baranowski’s front garden.  ‘Three Guns for a Killing‘ is a script written by group member and first-time director, Neil Voice.

This work is a ‘making-of’, an intimate and colourful character study of a group of individuals and a deconstruction of the universally accepted modes and tropes implicit in the Western genre. The Making of Three Guns for a Killing utilises a split-screen mode of display to play with and highlight the formulaic construction of cinematic technique.