Synopsis: After the death of his parents, River, the only hearing child in an otherwise entirely deaf family, returns home. The three estranged siblings find themselves compelled to re-connect when they find themselves locked out from their inherited beach house.
" The Beach House was a strikingly confident and assured piece of work”. (Royal Television Society South – Judge's comments)
“The Beach House is an intriguing and insightful film”. (Devon and Cornwall Film - Review)
WINNER - Best Undergraduate Drama – Royal Television Society South Awards 2012.
Nahemi Eat Our Shorts Festival 2011
Cornwall Film Festival 2011
Munich International Festival of Film Schools 2011
Two Short Nights Film Festival 2011
Exposures New Talent In Moving Image Film Festival 2012 (Nominated for Cinematography)
5th British Shorts Film Festival Berlin, 2012. (5th place Audience Award)
Ffresh: The student Moving Image Festival of Wales 2012 (Nominated for Best UK Graduate Fiction)
Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival 2012. (Nominated: acting as an esemble)
Screentest: The UK’s National Student Film Festival 2012. (Nominated for Cinematography)
Made the long-list for BAFTA short film award 2012.
National Film Festival For Talented Youth Seattle 2012.
The Nordic Youth Film Festival 2012.
Portobello Film Festival 2012. (Nominated for Best Film & Audience Award)
YOUKI: International Youth Media Festival 2012.
Cast & Crew:
Co-Writer/Directors - Richard Standen & Tom Stanley
Producer - Josh Kiel
Co-producers - Richard Standen & Tom Stanley
Cinematography - Christoph Kentish & Liam Reardon
Sound Designer - Mary Henning
Sound Recordist - Jack Ackland
Editor - Sam Martin
Production Manager - Lu-lu Evans
BSL Communicator - Xenia Saava
Promotional Artwork - Mike Thomas
The track 'Daydreaming' is kindly supplied by Melodic Records on behalf of Dark Dark Dark.
All rights reserved, P+C Melodic 2011
Sarah and Stuart Kelway
New Day Productions
Emma Bradford and Stagecoach Barnstaple
Walter and Dorothy Kelly
Great Torrington Buildings Preservation Trust
Filmed on location at Putsborough Beach and Great Torrington Town Hall, Devon.
Produced as coursework for BA(hons) Film Production at The University For The Creative Arts Farnham.