A first time collaboration between Brighton-based filmmakers Stuart Hackshaw & Sam Rookes, the film was conceived as a short mood piece to allow the filmmakers the chance to tell a heart-wrenching story primarily through stunning visuals.

Initially a small, self-funded project, the ambition of the film grew as the cast and crew came together with Producers Ina Remme & Laura Jackson at the helm. Actors Ciaran Kellgren & Phoebe Dynevor were soon joined by a passionate team predominantly consisting of graduates and current students of The National Film and Television School.

An exploration of love and loss, the film delves into memory and the desire to hold onto moments as they fade, determined to live on.


Ciaran Kellgren

Phoebe Dynevor


Written & Directed By
Stuart Hackshaw & Sam Rookes

Produced By
Ina Remme & Laura Jackson

Cinematography By
Alistair Little

Production Design By
Laura Castellano Astruc

Costumes By
Nicola Holter

Hair & Make-Up By
Cecilie Aadnevik

Assistant Director
Daniel Montanarini

Production Manager
Paul Smith

Production Coordinator
Rebecca Gibson

Stuart Hackshaw & Sam Rookes

First Assistant Camera
Shane DeAlmeida

Second Assistant Camera
Stu McOmie
Evangelos Polychronopoulos

Leon Pyszora

Alvile Naterstad

Sound Designer
Florentin Tudor

Sound Recordist
Corrado Riccomini
Tim Parris

Visual Effects By
Stuart Hackshaw

Kai Van Beers

Special Thanks To
The National Film And Television School
Men At Work
Andy Wilson
Laura Parish
Antonio Nardi
James Toone
Family Fireworks, Hove
Lawrence Michaels
Bethan Wood

“On The Nature of Daylight”
Performed by Louisa Fuller, Natalie Bonner, John
Metcalfe, Philip Sheppard, Chris Worsey, Max Richter
Published By Mute Song Limited
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Limited