When a hooded man steps aboard a train, the suspicion and tension in the carriage quickly mounts
But soon, the sweet charm of a young girl handing out paper hearts diffuses the moment, and we're all forced to check our own prejudice.
Winning Film Production Award "50 Kisses", Guerilla Film Award "50 Kisses", Best Film "Southampton Film Week". Official selection for New York Bootleg Film Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival. Also shown at Rhode Island International Film Festival & London Independent Film Festival
"The film was made during a nerve-wracking day filming on the Underground, with a great crew, who also acted as bored passengers, as we trundled up and down the line. Every few minutes the whole of the compartment changed as we arrived at the next station. A continuity nightmare!
Fabulous actors Holly Jacobson, Lula Suassuna and Melody Reynolds"
Particular thanks to Simon Phillips, toolsofdirecting.com for his detailed feedback on the interaction between the man and child.
...So here it is.
Tech details: Shot with hacked Panasonic GH2. Edited on FCP X, then to FCP 7 graded on Color, back to FCPX.
Lula Suassuna's link : vimeo.com/channels/lulasuassuna