Preston is a hot spot for UFO sightings and also has the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese population. This was the starting point for artist Shezad Dawood film – a woozy socially-conscious science fiction movie. Avoiding Northern clichés Piercing Brightness is a tale of alien emissaries and interracial love that has a real sense of place with wig-out moments provided by Acid Mothers Temple and a climax on the roof of the brutalist Preston Bus Station.
07 October 2013
Chen Ko, Jennifer Lim, Houda Echouafni, Tracy Brabin, Martin Clarke