This delightful drama entered the competition Virgin Media Shorts 2012.
The haughty apprentice angel Adi is sent to Earth to fulfill a test, but becomes intent on teaching a rude young temptress a lesson. A magical concoction of comedy, romance, and didactic tale, The Test is a touching story about humanity’s charming imperfections and forgiveness.
The trailer for the feature film Go is a dramatic reconstruction of the so-called atomic bomb go game which took place during the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on 6th August, 1945. It traces the events during the historical 3-day-long game between the master player Hashimoto Utaro and his challenger Iwamoto Kaoru, which took place 5km away from the explosion of ‘Little Boy’. The deadly blast of the bomb disrupted the game, flinging players and observers to the side and causing serious damage to the building. Nonetheless, the game was played to a conclusion the same evening. The actors reenact the exact moves of the game in a celebration of Japanese culture and history.
Our work was inspired by Tian Zhuangzhuang’s acclaimed film The Go Master (2006) and by go instructor Peter Wendes, a passionate supporter of the go community in London. Part of a fundraising project with London’s Japan Foundation, the trailer travelled to the European Go Cultural Centre in Amsterdam.
A mind-blowing short drama about a soldier who nervously prepares for his very last battle. London Video Productions' entry was nominated in the Possible Futures Film Contest, which showcasts work that envisions 'the positive future that hundreds of millions of people are already living into and creating right now'.
We chose to make this film for the Peace and Freedom category because we are passionate promoters of international disarmament and absolute peace on earth in our lifetimes. We feel that this change will come from individuals’ mindset and personal commitment which will inspire others to question and challenge violent means in international relations. Our drama follows a young soldier’s rite of passage as he matures to make a stand for the value of human life.