SHORT FILM - INTERNATIONAL
Best Acting Performance (2021)
2021 SHORT FILM - INTERNATIONAL (Best Acting Performance)
Surfaces - Jon Elsom (Writer) Steve Reeves (Director)
Tim Marshall, Another Film Company
|Brand:||Jon Elsom (Writer) Steve Reeves (Director)|
|Product:||Tim Marshall, Another Film Company|
|Entrant Company:||McCann Bristol|
|Brief Synopsis:||xThe backdrop to Surfaces is the insidious menace that is domestic violence, heightened during the coronavirus lockdown. The film explores whether we can ever trust the surface of things.
RICHARD is a man whose wife has disappeared that weekend without explanation. He finally gets through to her on a video call after trying unsuccessfully for two days.
At first, his wife ALIX seems cool and heartless, saying she’s simply left him. But all is not as it seems.
ALIX, it becomes clear, is detached because she is hollow and traumatised. The conversation gradually reveals the horror of RICHARD’s controlling coercion and violence towards her, culminating in the most shocking revelation of all.
Surfaces is a brutal yet ultimately redemptive portrayal of coercion, violence, loss and hope.
|Editor:||Bruce Townend - The Quarry|
|Production Designer:||Steve Reeves|
|Casting:||Jon Elsom / Steve Reeves|
|Key Cast Members:||Maxine Peake|
|Key Cast Members:||Lex Shrapnel|