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.
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
Editors Stuart Hackshaw & Sam Rookes
First Assistant Camera Shane DeAlmeida
Second Assistant Camera Stu McOmie Evangelos Polychronopoulos
Gaffer Leon Pyszora
Spark Alvile Naterstad
Sound Designer Florentin Tudor
Sound Recordist Corrado Riccomini Tim Parris
Visual Effects By Stuart Hackshaw
Colourist Kai Van Beers
Special Thanks To The National Film And Television School Cinelease Men At Work MPC Andy Wilson Laura Parish Antonio Nardi James Toone Family Fireworks, Hove Lawrence Michaels Bethan Wood
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