Student Films

  1. *WARNING CONTAINS EXTREMELY DISTRESSING REAL IMAGES OF WAR*

    A short Photo Roman based on the Wilfred Owen poem Futility with sourced images.

    Like Owen I am a former soldier and this is to date my first and only film to reflect on my own experiences. Here is the original poem.

    Futility

    Move him into the sun
    Gently its touch awoke him once,
    At home, whispering of fields unsown.
    Always it woke him, even in France,
    Until this morning and this snow.
    If anything might rouse him now
    The kind old sun will know.

    Think how it wakes the seeds,
    Woke, once, the clays of a cold star.
    Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides,
    Full-nerved, still warm, too hard to stir?
    Was it for this the clay grew tall?
    O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
    To break earth's sleep at all?

    # vimeo.com/68297012 Uploaded
  2. Awards and Accolades

    Winner Best Welsh Language Film Ffresh
    Winner Best Actress Ceri Williams Ffresh
    Winner Best Welsh Language Film Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    Winner Best Actress Ceri Williams Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    Shortlisted Best Actress Annabel Evans Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    Shortlisted Best Fiction Film Ffresh
    Nominated Royal Television Award Wales Best Drama
    BAFTA Cymru Screening.

    Nia is a young mother in an abusive relationship whose two young daughters grow up having to watch their mother beaten and bullied. Told through the eyes of the children Not is an unflinching look at oppression in the home.

    Cast

    Nia - Sera Mai

    Ceri - Ceri Williams

    Carys - Annabel Evans

    Gavin - David Clarke

    with

    Mathew Hughes

    Ian Roberts

    Crew

    Written/Produced and Directed by - John Evans

    Executive Producer - Joanna Wright

    Director of Photography - Dewi Evans

    Edited by - John Evans

    Marty Hughes

    Sound Design - Alex Ashcroft

    Sound - Dan Hogg

    # vimeo.com/65498586 Uploaded
  3. Awards and Accolades

    Royal Television Society Award for Best Fiction.
    Winner Best Narrative Film Cardiff Mini Film Festival 2013.
    Official Selection Best Drama, Screentest: The National Student Film Festival 2014.

    Long I Stood There is the descent into guilt and grief and the powerful hold they have. Forced to dwell on recent events, Julie reflects on traumatic events. But how much of what she remembers is real, and what is the cause of the pain. Is it something that has happened or something that nearly happened. The film is a dark drama which highlights the horror of one woman's reality.

    The film was produced from concept to screen with a huge creative obstruction. One that meant it must have a narrative that has no dialogue, as well as a few more obstructions that I hope come across.

    Shot using a Canon 5D mk II and edited using Final Cut Pro and graded in Apple Color. The film pays homage to Nic Roeg's 1973 film Don't Look Now.

    The film starts Sharon Aur and Annabel Evans, and features Ceri Wyn Williams, Nick O'Hara Smith, Sonia Evans, and Jack Evans.

    # vimeo.com/59415554 Uploaded
  4. Siôn gives a very personal account of what it means to play for his boyhood team, his Country and what football is to someone who knows nothing else than to wait for when Saturday comes.

    The film was the first film I directed and was filmed at (the now former) Farrar Road Stadium in late 2011. This was filmed using a Canon XL2 and edited using Final Cut Pro.

    Thanks to Mat Owen who DP'd the film and Mihai Tarmure for his still photography work and his help with the edit. A huge thank you to Rondo for allowing me to use some footage from Sgorio. A special thanks for the support of Siôn and Bangor City Football Club for allowing me access to make this film.

    When Saturday Comes by John Evans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at vimeo.com/johnevans05.

    # vimeo.com/58290225 Uploaded
  5. *WARNING OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE ONLY: MAGGIE IS A WORK OF FICTION THAT PRESENTS GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF POST PARTUM PSYCHOSIS. THIS, LIKE MANY ISSUES RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH ARE NOT WIDELY UNDERSTOOD OR REPRESENTED, AND ARE OFTEN A TABOO IN THE MEDIA. SOME SCENES YOU MAY FIND UPSETTING.*

    Maggie is the story of a woman who is pushed over the edge by her illness, that those around her are blind to.

    Maggie is an extremely difficult film. The actors produced extremely good performances. The professionalism of the cast and crew ensured that filming was easy and safe despite the subject matter, and relatively light hearted.

    The idea and reason for the film was as a means to get funding to develop a longer film that deals with issues of postpartum psychosis and postnatal depression, as well as issues of Bipolar.

    This film deals with the very distressing extreme of this condition in a hope to explore it more closely in the future.

    # vimeo.com/58296583 Uploaded

Student Films

John Evans Plus

A selection of some of my student films.

Some are pretty conventional, others experimental, all of 'variable' quality. I look at them now with a mixture of fond memories and shear embarrassment but we all have to start somewhere and maybe they can…


+ More

A selection of some of my student films.

Some are pretty conventional, others experimental, all of 'variable' quality. I look at them now with a mixture of fond memories and shear embarrassment but we all have to start somewhere and maybe they can do some good, even when they are bad.

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.