Tell me more, Grace

Tell me more, Grace
2013
HD video
Full running time: 43′ 00″

The film is based on the stories and journals written about an infamous murderess Grace Marks, who was convicted at the age of 15. Grace Marks (c. 1828 – after ca. 1873) was a Canadian maid who was convicted in 1843 of murder in the death of her employer Thomas Kinnear, and was suspected of murdering his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Marks was actually instrumental in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory. The story takes place in late-Victorian era, when mysticism and superstition were challenged by scientific approach to human psychology. The video is divided into two parts. The first part takes place in the present, Grace Marks telling the story of her past to the psychiatrist. The second part is the actual story told by Grace in shadow animation. These two parts intertwine as the movie reaches its end.


Video excerpt

 

Grace Marks_Valentina Knezevic
Dr. Jordan_Moritz Uebele
Dr. Dupont (Jeremiah)_Redmond Entwistle
Ms. Lydia_Kathleen Witt
Governor‘s wife_Yvonne Eichberger
The Priest_Christoph Esser
Mrs. Quennell_Beatrice Steimer
Animation_Young Joo Lee
Set design_Young Joo Lee
Editing_Young Joo Lee
Camera_Young Joo Lee
Lighting_Moritz Uebele / Bertrand Flanet
Make-up_Ellen Yeon Kim
Sound recording_Janusch Ertler / Young Joo Lee
Costume sponsored by Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt a. M.
Original Music by Rainer Michel / Young Joo Lee