19/1/12

2012

ALEXANDER PEACOCK

RUNNING TIME: 4 MINS

 

While walking through a park a man spies a beautiful young woman on a park bench and attempts to subtly seduce her.

BACKGROUND

As part of an exam at the beginning of his final term at film school, Peacock was tasked with making a short film using an external script, producer and actors with a four-hour shoot. This came in the middle of his practice run for a minimalist graduation film, so Peacock decided to create something abstract from the provided script. The film was well received by the tutors.

DIRECTOR NOTES

This is one of my weaker efforts. Although I had the largest crew I had yet worked with I didn’t really use any of it other than the assistant director and sound girl. I tried to turn the quirky script into something completely abstract and it ended up dull and empty. Even the cinematography was flat, there’s a couple of shots I liked but on the whole it’s worthless. It did provide a good lesson in filming spontaneously and crew management but what’s onscreen is very disappointing in comparison to the surrounding works.

 

CAST

Young Man: Matt Swift (as Matthew Thomas)
Girl: Kirsty Findlay
Strange Girl: Emma McKenna

 

CREW

Director: Alexander Peacock
Producer: Dylan Thomson
Story: Steve Lawrence
Assistant Director: Oscar Rubio-Barber
Reflector: Michal Salansky
Sound: Anita Norfolk
Edit: Cem Ibrahim


PRECEDED BY CINNAMON CAKES AND WINE

PROCEEDED BY THE BEACON