A trailer for the film I made with Sheena Cox 'Cement Factory'. We made the film in 2010 and it was shown at the 'Square Eyes' film festival in Middlesbrough in 2011.
It was both my and Sheena's first foray into film making. We shot everything super fast and the dialogue was improvised by the very talented cast. It is a semi-autobiographical story incorporating elements of horror, comedy and fantasy. Set in some kind of time and place where a cement manufacturing business can operate with only four employees, the central character of Beatrix is trapped in a literally dead end job, surrounded by different archetypes of grotesque men. She becomes so alienated that she eventually becomes willing to cross the boundaries of life and death and risk eternal damnation in order to crush her oppressors.
Everything was filmed with one hand held flip camera. The full film is about 33 minutes long and features a score by the outrageously skilled Oli Heffernan, musician and boss of the Ack! Ack! Ack! record label. If you'd like to see the full version let me know...
CAST and CREW
Story by AJ Garrett and Sheena Cox
Screenplay by AJ, Sheena, James Harris, Craig Thornton and John Noble
Music by Oli Heffernan
Stylist to Mr Noble - Jen Nelson
Production Assistant - Rebecca Little
Produced by AJ