Posted by Bryony Quinn,

The Joyrider series by Irish photographer Ross McDonnell reads like a short story, so raw and explicit are the images. So when I came across a trailer for a film he and Carter Gunn directed back in 2009, I knew I’d like it before I even watched it. Colony is about real beekeepers and bees, but there is a serious darkness to it that is more drama than documentary. An inexplicable phenomena left the Seppi family (the focus of the film) in a crisis – one day they had 80 million bees, the next day they were gone. The film follows their pursuit for answers including a proclamation of the rapture. It is both vast in its seriousness and beautiful in its minute capturing of detail.


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.