ALEXANDER PEACOCK, OLIVER BENTON, JOACHIM VESELY, MARIA SAARNIIT
RUNNING TIME: 2 MINS
After committing a terrible act a man moves into the future unfazed until he is confronted by his actions.
This was Peacock's first creative assignment after joining the film-directing course at the Edinburgh College of Art. He was placed in a group with three others and tasked to make a film containing only one shot. Each person wanted to direct so the end result became a mixture of a cylindrical pattern suggested by Benton, the decay of a relationship (Vesely), the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism (Saarniit) and the a jump in time and space (Peacock). Peacock can be spotted in a brief cameo during the corridor scene.
This little film was quite popular with our teachers on the film course. I can’t really say much here; I took on most of the directing role as two of the others were acting and the last teammate was operating camera; but it was really a team effort. It showed me that four people directing a film and trying to make something good or keeping everyone happy is an impossible task. I’m amazed by those who even direct with just one other. That said it’s an interesting little film that I still think about from time to time. There’s potential to build it into something else.