CINNAMON CAKES AND WINE

2011

ALEXANDER PEACOCK

RUNNING TIME: 8 MINS

 

A young man waiting at a designated spot to meet his blind date, places a jar of cinnamon next to him as the signal.

BACKGROUND

Thrown off by the criticism levelled at his last three films, Peacock decided to try moving back to making films outside of school. This was to be the first of these since beginning his filmmaking degree two years previously. Taking inspiration from modern contemplative ‘slow cinema’ he challenged himself to make a series of films with long takes, no dialogue and genuine emotion expressed visually.

DIRECTOR NOTES

This picture provided me with a huge burst of energy. I discovered I could make something short and simple with no script, dialogue and minimal story and have it affect people emotionally. Some of it is a little unclear motivation wise but it was a good first attempt and I found I enjoyed giving myself such hard limits, it really freed me creatively. I dedicated it to a lonely film friend of mine who was going through a period of depression, I hope it cheered him up in some way.

 

CAST

Young Man: Oliver Benton
Young Girl: Lollie Illger
Strange Man: Joachim Vesely

CREW

Director: Alexander Peacock


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