Are we living a modern lie? In this extravagant satire, a mysterious carnival master walks us through the problems of our modern society, questioning the dangerous future we are building around us.
What a Circus is a film commissioned by the BBC, Arts Council England and Screen South. It was selected for BBC Introducing Arts' "Female Film-makers" programme and broadcast on BBC4. It is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer, which you can watch from below.
As What a Circus takes us on a journey through different scenes, this meant that the music needed to change with every new scene to help provide a setting and new emotion. Influences for this ranged from La La Land (Justin Hurwitz), to The BFG (John Williams) and Stranger Things (Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon).