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My 3 short films made during Lockdown 2020

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Inspirations from limitations

To keep myself creative during the lockdown I got busy making a few short films. I made three very different mini-movies, a comedy, horror and an animation. Amazingly two of them have won awards, so limitations must to be good inspiration for me.

1. 'Wicked Friday Night' - Staying at home has never been so much fun.

This was an idea that I had long before the pandemic, but it seemed like an appropriate time to put it together now we're now all living increasingly online. It was recently a Winner at the Lickd x Adobe Competition, was a finalist in the #LockDownLogOn Film Festival, won best film of the month on the One Minute Film Club. It also made it onto the Long List of the Lockdown Film Festival.

2. 'Cat' - A child goes on a scary adventure.

I came up with this idea from just looking at the things I had around me. In this case, a basement and a toddler. I also wanted to make a short film with my young daughter before she grew up too much!

We were delighted to win 2nd Place at the Lockdown Film Festival, against over +350 other high-quality shorts.

3. 'Germs' - A woman starts to see all the germs around her.

This was a film idea I had wanted to film live-action a few years ago, but I couldn't get permission to film in the tube! But I thought it was a nice little story, relevant at anytime, so animation seemed like the only option. I deliberately made the germs more generic then the Covid ones so it's more timeless. The film was a Semi-Finalist at the LockdownLogon Film Festival.

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