"When Emily is nearly knocked off her bike by a careless driver, the passing car drops a christmas tree in it's wake. In the spirit of christmas she takes it upon herself to find the owner, which leads her down an unexpected path."
The project started in Mid-November with a blank notepad and some coffee to fuel the story's conception. We wanted to keep it christmassy, simple, small, cheap and most of all fun for us as the filmmakers and for you as an audience. We spent a couple of weeks developing the script, casting, and sorting locations etc. We got the crew together for the 1 day shoot in the first week of December and spent the following 12 hours frantically capturing the story around the small Oxfordshire village of East Hendred. 3 days of solid editing and music composition followed and here's the finished film. Hope you enjoy it and have a great christmas.
Director: Dave Watts
Producer: Joshua Reeves
Writer: Dave Watts, Dominic John & Joshua Reeves
Cinematographer: Dominic John
1st AD: Jordan Saville
Editor: Dave Watts & Dominic John
Sound Recordist: Joe Thomas
Make-up Artist: Laura Waters
Emily: Gabriella Montrose
Alex: James Dallimore
Alex's Mother: Suzanne Hyde
Emily's Mother V/O: Jane John
Thanks go to everyone who helped us out in some shape or form to get the film finished from locations to props.