Our Favourite films from 2018 – and why you have to watch them!

Hello again, thought I’d offer just an insight into the short films that really gripped me in 2018, there was a lot to choose from so I went for my 3 strongest. For many reasons, these films are here. The creative talent and what they were able to do and produce was incredible and gripping.

I thought I would steer away from cameras I’ve been trialing and other information based blogs to really share what I’ve enjoyed in my spare time.

What was your favourite short film in 2018? Let us know in the comments!

So here it is.

1. Drug Runner

720895569_1280x720

This, I have to be honest was a shocking but believable insight into a child drug trafficker, it really does catch it right and piques your interest. I took the segment below as a summary from Charlottes film to give you an idea and a little overview:

“In the cinematic world of gangsters and drug dealers, kids are often portrayed as pawns, either serving or sacrificed for the larger game. In HBO’s iconic crime-drama The Wire, creator David Simon masterfully subverted this trope by dedicating an entire season (arguably the best in the series) to exploring how crime, crumbling institutions, and deep poverty impacted the lives of inner city kids in Baltimore. In an emotional season, we saw how four innocent children paid the cost for society’s failures and found themselves lost in the system. In this week’s Staff Pick Premiere, DRUG RUNNER, filmmaker Charlotte Regan takes us further into the psyche of a young kid with a gripping, step-by-step account of his journey into a life of crime”.

2. Stems

stems2_0

I absolutely loved this art and composition combo. It was a great score really gripping and the stop-motion photography was amazing. Hats off to both loved this work and really does inspire the imagination. It certainly helped me explore other areas of film and helping me think further outside the box with my spec script “Biscuit tin”.

Here’s a quick overview:

“The film is a collaboration between Henderson and the musical artist Poppy Ackroyd who composed the score. However, unlike the traditional process wherein a film is picture-locked and then delivered to the composer for scoring, Henderson and Ackroyd worked backwards. “[Poppy] would send separate ‘stems’ — that’s where the film got its name — of each track of music. I would make characters and instruments that looked like they might make each of the sounds she’d given me and we’d go from there.”

3. The Hanging

maxresdefault

This was a very interesting movie, well… documentary on Kirill. To be honest it’s frightening just watching it on my laptop. The guy was hanging from a skyscraper by one hand just looking far too relaxed for my liking, but there is more to it than these perilous stunts. It’s all about the “roofing” culture and how people who practice this see architecture as a mountain essentially and how they can best scale it to view the city’s incredible views. He certainly caught Geoffrey Feinberg’s.

A little more info:

“When New York City-based filmmaker Geoffrey Feinberg first saw photos of Kirill roofing, it made him break out in a cold sweat. Feinberg is admittedly afraid of heights, but it was the enigmatic nature of Kirill that drew him into documenting the teenager’s exploits. Feinberg wanted to learn what was going on behind those calm eyes as Kirill stands and hangs inches away from a fatal fall. What Feinberg grew to understand through following Kirill and his group of friends on their roofing missions was the sense of beauty and peacefulness that they were able to find only at the great heights of Moscow’s building tops. So for Feinberg, it was important to convey the escapism of spending time with your friends in this uniquely removed environment.”

I hope you enjoyed my round up and please let me know your thoughts below! Also, subscribe to the blog and have our updates, thoughts, and tips straight into your inbox! Finally, don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us about your latest projects. Or, if you need any help, fire it over – we would love to help.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s