Can’t believe that I actually get to say this, but I made a short film as part of film school. I still can’t quite grasp the fact that I got onto a film course and get to study the art of film-making. As cheesy/cliche as it sounds, I’m so happy/blessed/lucky to get to be studying what I love in a beautiful city by the sea.
Anyway, enough of the gushing, onto the film.
The brief was a film. Any topic. 3 minutes.
Looking back, I’m not entirely sure where my idea came from, or why I decided for it to be so sad, but my main focus was the editing and the shots I would shoot rather than the story I would write. I’ve never been a writer, I didn’t want the film to have dialogue. But without the voice-over that is in it, it wouldn’t be complete – those are my thoughts anyway.
It was so much fun to make, we shot on 4 different days, went on location, shot alternate endings, cried with laughter while trying to make each other properly cry, wasted 3 onions, told many sad dog stories, spent many late nights in the editing room toying with where the plot should go and had a very good time. I really enjoyed the whole process and was really happy with how the film turned out.
Hope you enjoy. Let me know any comments/constructive criticisms.