in production

A man called Jake lives in a ramshackle house in the middle of a vast forest in Scotland. Bogancloch follows Jake ten years after Two Years at Sea (2011), and may include Jake teaching children science experiments, eating roadkill, drinking with his closest friend, working on new projects, daydreaming, and having a visit from a wandering choir.


Director and Writer

Ben Rivers


Ben Rivers
John Archer – Hopscotch Films

Executive Producer

Sarah Neely


Zsuzsanna Kiràly – Flaneur Films

Technical information

Scotland, Germany


Jake Williams

Funding provided by

Screen Scotland
Medienboard Experimental Fund

Bio/Filmo Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers is an artist and filmmaker represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery in London. Awards include the EYE Art Film Prize, 2016; FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival for his first feature film Two Years At Sea; Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel 42, for Sack Barrow; Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, 2010; twice winner of the Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film Festival, twice shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in 2015. Recent solo shows include Urthworks, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset; Phantoms, Triennale, Milan; Urth, The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Islands, Kunstverein of Hamburg; Earth Needs More Magicians, Camden Arts Centre, London; The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, Artangel, London and Whitworth Museum, Manchester. His work is held in collections including Tate Modern, Hamburg Kunsthalle, FRAC, Ville de Geneve and National Museum of Scotland.