Made for the 48 Hour film project (Glasgow 2011)
Directed by Carter Ferguson
Written by Bryan Larkin and Carter Ferguson
Produced by Bryan Larkin and Carter Ferguson
Director of Photography Bryan Larkin
Winner of 5 awards.
Best Director - Carter Ferguson
Best Actor - Richard Rankin
Best Sound Design
The film was shot on 2 x Canon 60Ds using both a 50mm and 35mm Nikon Prime and lens adaptor in 2 h 25 mins. My thanks to BAFTA winning Nasun who shared best cineatography.
This was my first venture into serious filmmaking. I write, acted and edited and we went through the festival circuit with it.
The film won the BAFTA Scotland award for Performance and it further qualified for an Academy Award in 2008, narrlowly missing a nomination. It was licenced distributed for distribution and released in several countries.
I wanted to depart from heavy drama of previous shorts and this seemed like the perfect project - a character driven comedy about relationships.
It is part of an ensemble feature idea but it was more of a test to see if a 'shooting quickly' would result in shooting 'solid' production value, getting organic performances and also to to get me working with actors again.
I like developing actors ideas into any short project and give them space to create for themselves instead of trampling all over their instincts. I worked with each actor individually and then in their respective couples.
We shot three takes and all their were scenes ran together as one take.
I rehearsed with the actors the day prior to the shoot then got stuck in and shot this whole film in one day with 3 DSLRs. Camera used was the Canon 60D with Nikon Primes.