A look at the hidden power of film props.
And how filmmakers use the everyday (and not so everyday) objects in their scenes to enhance cinematic storytelling.
Written, edited, & narrated by Rishi Kaneria (@rishikaneria).
“Baba O Riley” by the Who
“Kid-A” by Punch Brothers
“Rabbit In Your Headlights” by Unkle
“Where is my mind” by Vitamin String Orchestra
“Magic” by Mick Smiley
“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone
“Intermezzo” by Pietro Mascagni
“Monkey Fight Snake” by the Bombay Royale
“I Hung My Head” by Johnny Cash
“The Thing That Made You” by Dan Romer
"Once There Was a Hushpuppy" by Dan Romer
“If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”
With a child-abductor on the loose, 11 year-old Fleur must fend for herself when she is forgotten after a girl guide meeting on a chilly night in 1987.
Watch award-winning Annie Rutherford as Fleur ('Newcomer to Watch For' at the 2014 Canadian Film Festival) in Survival Guide. Part coming-of-age drama, part crime drama, this off-beat short is about being dangerously alone in the 80s. It's also a Bechdel-test-passer.
For complete cast and crew information, visit our IMDb page. Enjoy and share! #SurvivalGuide
WINNER - Best Short - Sci-fi London International Film Festival
WINNER - Best Short - Best Music - Best Actor - The British Horror Film Festival
WINNER - Best Director - Los Angeles Short Film Festival
WINNER - Audience Favorite - Seattle Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION - Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - BFI London Film Festival, Brussels Short Film Festival, Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, LA Indie Film Fest, London Independent Film Festival, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, British Shorts Berlin.
Director / Editor : Jack Whiteley
Producer : Ellie Fry
Director of Photography : Malte Rosenfeld
Focus Puller : Ben Oliver
Gaffer : Max Gregory
Grip : Jonathan Smith
1st AD : Louis Devereux
Production Manager : Charlie Lodder & Rory Macrae
Production Assistant : Jennifer Houlihan
Casting : Lucy Rands
Production Design : Gini Godwin & Sophia Stocco
Costume Designer : Rebecca Hale
Wardrobe Assistant : Aimee Callaway
Hair & Make-up : Laura Wisinger
Hair & Make-up Assistants : Katy Gill & Charlotte Bligh
Sound Recordist : Jack Farris
Patricia Harding : Nell Mooney
Scott Harding : Luke Jasztal
Paul the Sports Presenter : Andrew Gruen
Bruce the Director : Clive Brill
Madge the Make-up Girl : Emily Staveley-Taylor
Sam the Weather Girl : Jessica Staveley-Taylor
Steph the Director's Assistant : Camilla Staveley-Taylor
Angus the Cameraman : Cyrus Bayandor
Production Company : Rattling Stuff at Rattling Stick (rattlingstick.com)
Chief of Stuff : Andy Orrick
Music Video Representation : OB Management (obmanagement.co.uk)
Video Commissioner : Dan Curwin
Record Label : Atlantic Records
Shot at Channel 9 Studios, Perth, Western Australia, November 1986.
THIS IS NORMAL is about a young Deaf woman named Gwen who undergoes an experimental medical procedure that is supposed to 'cure' her of her deafness and give her the ability to hear. Despite the controversy, Gwen risks her friends, culture, and identity to discover the answer to the question, 'Is it worth giving up who you've BEEN for the 'maybe' you could BECOME?'
***DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE SOUND DESIGN/MIX OF THIS FILM, HEADPHONES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE FULL THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.
>>> CONTACT the filmmakers through their management, Luber Roklin Entertainment (email@example.com)