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Trunks (2011)

Director: David Hewitt
Writer: Kevin Money
Genre: Short movie
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 12 min
Year: 2011

Stars: Frazer Douglas, Kiki Kendrick, Alex Magliaro

 

Steve je jedan od onih “str8” likova što jedno misle, drugo rade, a treće pričaju. Dok je u bazenu ispod vode osjeća se kao gay i privlače ga muškarci, međutim izvan bazena je str8. Hoće li i na koji način objasniti svojoj djevojci da je izvan bazena isto ono što i u bazenu pogledajte.

 

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Trunks (short film) from David Hewitt on Vimeo.

Steve knows he’s straight, but under the water at his local swimming pool he feels gay. Will he tell his ex-girlfriend the whole truth?

One of the themes in the film explores the difference of truth between what Steve says and what Steve actually does. This layer is amplified when Steve is talking to his ex-girlfriend about the amazing incident that changed in him. She is the one person he doesn’t want to tell, but at the same time she is the only person he can tell. I hope the chosen story form of dividing the visuals and audio helps to illustrate the various layers in Steve and Ruth’s story. The aim was to give the audience a more complex understanding of what Steve is actually feeling inside and what this change in his identity means to him.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbaGRUNrdsM

    The idea was to make a cinematic film that experiments in narrative method whilst keeping an emotional story-arc for the main character. It was made independently, without any outside help/funding but with a lot of borrowing of camera, lights and scuba gear. There was a lot of lending of people’s time and the main currency was smiles and gratitude. The shoot was 3 days including one for the swimming pool, the budget was £1100 (personal credit card) and the editing took several months! The resulting film is all thanks to a wonderful cast and crew who gave their skills and time and I am very grateful and honoured. Filming five complex sequences underwater had its challenges with lens sizes and logistics and sometimes I think I was crazy to attempt it, but I hope you enjoy the result. UPDATE: Trunks just won Best Screenplay at Van d’Or Awards – when screened on the night (as it was also nominated for Best Film, Drama and Cinematography) Barry Norman remarked afterwards – “That film was certainly unusual” – considering the plethora of films he has seen in his years – that’s a great compliment, thanks Barry!

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