Written and directed by Kerry Harrison, A Short Film in F Major is a warm-hearted take on a children’s music class.
More School of Noise than School of Rock, the central character of the trombonist is struggling to keep up with the other members of the class, making some truly awful sounds in comparison with their more tuneful pieces. Although they are initially dismissive of his efforts to master this major scale, his band mates soon latch on to his new tune to make beautiful music together.
Using a muted palette and interesting casting, Kerry has created a charming story of overcoming challenges using practice and determination and a large dose of creativity.
Kerry used non-actors for this film, rehearsing with the cast and composing the music himself to accommodate their musical skills, resulting in a natural performance from the characters.
In line with Kerry’s other recent shorts, A Short Film in F Major touches upon the
small moments of everyday life, exploring how we can navigate mistakes to create something special.