Walking Off Court

George Barber

2003 | 00:11:00 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Mental Landscape

Walking Off Court is the story of the nervous breakdown of a tennis fan and his rising inability to find tennis partners. The film is created using huge sweeping pans, over which, in voice-over, we hear the answer-machine messages that the tennis pro leaves in his desperate search to find partners. “It is 10 minutes long and concerns a story I saw in The Times about a tennis coach called James Goodman who had a nervous breakdown around about the time that a motorway was built right outside his house. He spent a lot of time aimlessly walking in circles around new roads and road works.” --George Barber

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Prizes + Awards

Grand Prix 2003 Split, Croatia

Exhibitions + Festivals

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2006