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Log line: By facing his past will he set himself free? A short film about overcoming grief.

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•Adam and his brother Max are inseparable. They do everything together. The boys go on a winter break with their mother to South Wales, a loved destination they visit every year. Their love of the freedom that the open countryside brings alongside the idyllic and safe community draws them in . They are trusted by their mother to go and explore as they please. They roam the ruins and secret gardens before encountering the coastline where they decide to go for a walk along the cliff . Max walks right along the  edge and his brother tells him to stop playing as it isn’t safe. max  slips and falls to his death. The family is overcome with grief.  Years later,  Adam returns to the scene and recounts the fond memories he shared with his brother until he reaches the shoreline. He replays the events that lead to his brothers death in his mind as he takes off his clothes and places them in a neat pile. The memory of how his mother blamed him for not taking care of his little brother is going through his mind as he enters the water. A dog walker on the hill sees what she thinks is a person going for a swim but when she eventually reaches the shore, there is no sign of the Adam; for the longest moment the dog walker looks out to the ocean and sees nothing. Adam is under the struggling for breath adamant that he is going to commit suicide. As he loses consciousness his life flashes before his eyes all the images he sees are empowering relinquishing the guilt that has plagued his life. He regains consciousness and fights to get to the surface and takes a deep breath of air as he breaks the surface. having had a life changing moment  he comes to terms with the death of his brother then emerges from the water , out of breath but reborn in a sense.

Principle Photography will commence on the 31st of January 2022, completing by 4th February 2022, and will mostly take place in Port Eynon, South Wales. Some potential additional filming may place in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset at a date to be confirmed.


Camera Operator

Role status:

Closed on 31 December, 2021

In return for:

Love and learning



Based in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

Camera Operator

A Camera Operator works with digital, electronic and film cameras in multi and single camera operational conditions, producing pictures for directors by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills. The work is based in either a studio, where the Camera Operator usually follows a camera script (which gives the order of shots practiced at rehearsal and is cued by the director during recording) or on location, where there is likely to be more opportunity for creativity through suggesting shots to the director. A Camera Operator usually works under the direction of a director or director of photography and is sometimes supported by a camera assistant (or a focus puller/clapper loader, although with the advent of digital and electronic cameras these functions are in decline). The role is an interesting mix of the creative and technical. Typical work activities include feeding film into automatic film processor that develops, fixes, washes, and dries film; measuring original layouts and determines proportions needed to make reduced or enlarged photographic prints for paste up; exposing high contrast film for predetermined

exposure time; immersing film in series of chemical baths to develop images and hangs film on rack to dry; performing exposure tests to determine line, halftone, and color reproduction exposure lengths for various photographic factors; mounting material to be photographed on copyboard of camera; measuring density of continuous tone images to be photographed to set exposure time for halftone images; selecting and installing screens and filters in camera to produce desired effects; adjusting camera settings, lights, and lens; being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas; taking instructions from the Director or the Director of Photography; working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor; taking sole responsibility in situations where there is only one Camera Operator involved in the filming; keeping up to date with filming methods and equipment; repairing equipment; demonstrating a good awareness of health and safety issues. Part of the role involves interacting and maintaining good working relationships with other members of the camera crew, including sound recorders,lighting technicians, and actors.

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