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Tags: bamboo tattoo, documentary, Pallas Pictures, Tarly Marr, TATTOO, Tattoo Artist, Thailand, travel
The Art of Escapism is the fourth short film and first documentary short from film collective Pallas Pictures. It is an intimate portrait of the UK’s only Bamboo Tattoo Artist on the move, Tarly Marr, which tells his personal story on how he has found both escapism and direction in the ancient art of hand-poked tattooing.
The film alternates between Tarly Marr talking candidly about his art form, his personal journey, and his past experiences with footage that shows the intricacies of the Thai artform as he creates one of his unique tattoos. Tarly, bare-chested and displaying his own ink, talks direct to camera about the life choices, good and bad, that have led him to this moment in life.
The film is directed by Pallas Pictures co-founder Charles Willcocks and is shot beautifully by director of photography Jack Homan, edited by Beverley Maguire, DIT and Audio by John Sellings and is written by co-founder Ryan Lewis.
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