The film is a collaboration between Oliver Payne, Jackson Payne, and Glenn Kitson. Chill Out materializes Oliver Payne’s performance of the same name, recently hosted at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, which features the seminal ambient recording Chill Out (1990) by British electronic group The KLF. The album itself is a recurring source for Payne, most notably in the form of his clothing brand CHILL OUT RELAXING CLOTHES.
The voiceover, written by Oliver Payne and performed by Casey Brown, echoes themes of early UK acid house, Stockwell (the KLF’s Trancentral home), and other soundscapes evocative of the Chill Out record. The piece was shot on 16mm on location in the desert in the USA.
Directed by – Jackson Payne, Glenn Kitson
DoP – Ed Hubert
Edited by – Ben Crook
Graded by – Tim Smith
Voice Over – written by Oliver Payne, performed by Casey Brown
KLF – Mudragana Eternia from Chill Out, February 1990
Voice Over Transcript
Sometimes when I’m behind the wheel and it’s getting late and I find myself alone with my thoughts and the high of the Black Coffee and Italian House is wearing off and there is none of those other Texas Timeboys around and it’s just me and nothing but miles of open road ahead , well , I get to thinking about those days spent squatting south of the river and the times we had. It seems a lifetime ago now but I’ll hear a few notes and I’m right back there.