Imagine that the camera is possessed with a psychosis similar to human schizophrenia; suppose that this disease subtly changes every single frame while leaving the narrative superficially intact. Then imagine that these symptoms came on as a result of the trauma of recording bizarre or horrific events, for instance those of the 1941 horror film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Scenes from the Victor Fleming movie are restaged frame by frame with new performers occupying the body spaces of Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, etc..
'Bush's Episodes from the Life of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde preserves conventional narrative, reshooting scenes from the 1941 Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but shreds the very presence of the actors themselves: in each successive frame one body is replaced by another and then another, creating a stuttering, flickering, ghostly presence that is all at once Jekyll and Hyde.' Danny Birchall
'We see the protagonist transformed in frame after frame, in Hyde, then Jekyll, then again in Hyde; in a most effective living transposition of the duplicity of the human soul, so that it makes this short film one of the best cinematic versions of the spirit of Stevenson's tale.' Hanako Miyata
Asti Award - Filmvideo 2002 Montecatini Terme