At the end of my first year in university, we undertook a module in which we were challenged to create a short film in 24 hours being given only a title.
First Title: Pick Pocket
Role: Cinematographer and Writer
The film follows someone’s attempts at picking other peoples pockets and there being someone toying with them.
Pick Pocket Film Link
Second Title: The Confrontation
Role: Writer and Director
The film follows a couple where one of them has spent their savings without telling the other.
The Confrontation Film Link
Third Title: Inner Image
Role: Writer, Director and Actor
The film follows the internal thoughts of a guy wanting to admit to his partner that he has cheated.
Inner Image Film Link
This was a final piece for my first year. We were set the brief of creating a 3-minute fiction film that had been adapted from short documentaries we had shot in the first half of our semester.
We decided as a group that we would all like to focus on just one idea and we were going to film something derived from The Poppy Seller.
Our original idea was to show the story of an elderly woman to whom lost her husband in the war. They communicated via letters until one day they just stopped. As time went on we developed our idea so that we looked further into letters not reaching Vivian and them somehow getting to her.
Film Avaliable on request – email@example.com
The Fall Guy is a 10-minute Romantic-Comedy that I am currently co-writing and directing as my Graduation film. We are currently in the midsts of casting and sorting pre-production and are aiming for the film to be complete around May 2017.
The Fall Guy
Full Script Upon Request – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached is a copy of a Director’s Statement that I have completed with regards to a first draft script, ‘Cell’ by Sandy Manchester. It includes my vision on how the piece would be stylised as well as casting thoughts and ideas.
MAX and ADAM are sat reminiscing over last night’s antics whilst enjoying a cup of tea. What started out as their average Saturday took a terrible twist. After a pre-session, not enough taxis were booked. ADAM being the party animal decides to persuade MAX to drive despite him being well over the limit. Whilst driving MAX’S phone rings, which causes ADAM to attempt to fish it out of MAX’S pocket, thus distracting him from the road. It is at this moment that the car crashes head-on into a truck. The bedroom dissolves into a prison cell, MAX is serving time for the manslaughter of his best friend ADAM. MAX is slowly coming to terms with everything that has happened. Finally, he gets to say goodbye to ADAM, who he had imagined in his cell.
Cell -Director’s Statement by Kieran Butcher