This is a recent short film project that had it's first public showing as part of Southampton Film Week on Monday 13 November 2017
The synopsis of the film is:
Three damaged teenagers from a children's home skip school and go for a walk in the countryside. They stumble upon a camp buried deep in the woods where they meet a homeless ex-serviceman. He challenges their attitudes and tries to make them see the folly of their ways. When they realise he is not who he seems and has a dark secret they feel tricked and betrayed. The tension rises and the story takes a dark turn.
The cast of the film are:
Lucas Bradshaw: Wes
Sophie Curd: Rachel
Lewis Pickles: Dan
Our film crew are:
Sofy Bazzini: Camera
Carlos Carvao: Sound Mixer
Guy Dowsett: Composer
Adam Fontaine: Sound Design
Steve Hogg: Editor and Co-Producer
Bernadett Horvath: Sound Design
Alarna Moles: Sound Design
Louise Morrell: Art Director
Paul Ramshaw: Director and Co-Producer
Andy Wilkin: Director of Photography
The film was written and directed by Paul Ramshaw who I met through the Across The Dark Water project.
Here is the film:
The opening music track is the song You Don't Know What It's Like (To Live My Life) and the closing music track War Stories I wrote and recorded with The Reaktors.
The film score is by Guy DowsettWe filmed on location in the housing estate behind The Joiners in the St Mary's area of Southampton as well as in Eastleigh and the forest of Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire. Many thanks are due to the ranger at the park for supporting the filming and for permission to film there.
Film poster by Louise Morrell.