Official Selection 2013 / Winner of Best Student Film & Best in Festival 2013
When his ex girlfriend Joanna is killed at a local train station, average school boy Callum struggles to cope with feelings of guilt, grief and fear. Finding himself increasingly isolated and with the police starting to ask questions, Callum must look for the courage to do the right thing.
Director: Michael van der Put
Producer: Ginny Roncoroni, Mark Duffield
Writer: Ben Goodman
Key cast and other credits:
Callum – James Tarpey
Michael van der Put has recently completed a BA degree in Directing at Drama Centre London. Callum is his graduation piece and the first short he has directed. He hopes to be able to direct many more over the coming year.
“Fantastic! I hope James Tarpey (Callum) never stops working! The regret, pain and consequences were tangible.” – Olivia Coleman
“Great narrative structure and really strong performances, especially from Tarpey.” – Sarah Godfrey
“This film stayed with me.” – Jane Gull
“A masterclass of understatement, perfectly pitched and 100% believable and touching.” – Jon Harris
“Very good filmmaking. Technically brilliant, with framing of shots incredibly crisp and finely controlled. Rare to see understanding of how different filming techniques show psychological states of mind. Michael van der Put has a great combination of craft and passion that marks out a real filmmaker and is destined to make feature films.” – Tim McInnerny
“Really assured filmmaking with a great central performance.” – Steve Furst