War Stories Poster

Film Maker - War Stories

Co-Producer & Editor

Steve Hogg

 

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.

To get a sense of the film have a look at this trailer I created:

 

 

The music track and the opening music track is the song You Don't Know What It's Like (To Live My Life) that I wrote and recorded with The Reaktors.

We 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.

The film has been submitted to the 2018 Berlin Short Film Festival

 

Images by Louise Morrell.