Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
By Jane Gull
Winner 2012 – Best Short Film & Best In Festival
Danny and his overprotective father live in a world of darkness due to his rare skin condition. He longs to be a regular teenager playing football out in the sun. When Danny receives some news about his medical condition he decides to stand up to his dad and take control of his own life.
About the director
Jane comes from a performance background. Her springboard into film-making was when she was fortunate to write and direct Together Alone funded by Screen East’s Digital Shorts scheme.
Jane has made several self funded shorts including Saints and Whores that was recognised by legendary filmmaker Larry Clark who said, “It was brave personal & sincere”. The Producers behind the Emmy Award winning HBO series Taxi Cab Confessions are now distributing it in the US.
Simply shot and very well edited. It creates an alien, prison-like world very cleverly. It is moving without being sentimental. Pitched somewhere between fiction and documentary it tells its story with aching effectiveness. – Tim McInnerny
This is a well shot short film, which presents a situation in a way which isn’t to make to the viewer feel guilty about the boy’s disease but celebrate him instead. I really enjoyed this. – Bernard Hill
Simple, endearing, affecting and carefully judged. Refreshingly simple cinematography and unintrusive editing. – Jim Field Smith
I don’t think I have watched a short film that touched me in quite such a deep way. The subject was harrowing and incredibly well played by Darren Kent and the rest of the cast. This film stayed with me for days after and I cannot heap enough plaudits on it. Wondrous!!! – Steve Furst
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