Inspired by Samuel Beckett's one-act play 'Krapp's Last Tape', the short film depicts an aging Irishman who reminisces on the passing of time and his life's regrets after learning that his estranged childhood sweetheart has died. His own personal recollections are intertwined with the socio-political history of Ireland over the latter half of the 20th century. The short takes place entirely within an interior location and may be filmed within a single day, under socially distanced conditions.
About the writer/director:
I’m a journalist, filmmaker and PhD student from Southampton, UK. My research focuses on the essay film, digital filmmaking, the avant-garde and contemporary European cinema.
My writing has been published in Senses of Cinema, Little White Lies, Film International, Bright Lights Film Journal, MUBI Notebook, McSweeney's, Kinoscope, Vague Visages, Alternate Takes, The Vulgar Cinema, Sound on Sight, Popmatters, Cineuropa, Germinal Film Museum, Film Comment, and others, as well as being spotlighted by The Guardian, Criterion and RogerEbert.
I am the author of the upcoming book Time is Luck: The Life and Cinema of Michael Mann, scheduled to be published in 2022 by Telos Publishing, and have written chapters for academic textbooks on Paul Schrader and James Joyce. As a filmmaker, my projects have been screened at the London DIY Film Festival, the Concrete Dream Film Festival, the InShort Film Festival and The Straight Jacket Film Festival, as well as being featured on Fandor, MUBI, and The Film Stage.
My recent short The Unchanging Sea was recently listed as one of the top 10 films of the year by Dimthehouselights.com, and my previous work ‘No More Parties in L.A: The Post-Industrial City in Malick’s Knight of Cups’ was listed as one of the best video essays of the year by Fandor in 2016. My most recent cinematic project, 'The Rising of the Moon', is a medium-length essay film which explores the representation of the struggle for independence throughout the history of Irish cinema. BFI Sight & Sound included it in their list of the 'Best Video Essays of 2020'.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesFilming will take place on May 23
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Post-graduate student film
Expenses paid - Copy of the film, food expenses, travel expenses
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
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Sound Recordist & Boom Operator to capture dialogue and ambient sounds. The entire film takes place within a single interior location.
Anyone, aged 18 and over
Applications closed 1 May 2021.