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Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund our graduation film, "Before The Wind" (Working Title)

Kingston upon Thames

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The Film

Our film opens in a rocky stage of a homosexual couple's relationship, and goes on to detailing the conflict between returning home and remaining with a lover. Rafa is 26-year-old artist who is struggling to make something of his work and Eric is a 28-year-old art teacher who provides for the two of them amid Rafa's failing career. The two share a close and beautiful bond that is challenged when arduous circumstances heighten Rafa's longing for home, and in turn an obsession for the feeling of being submerged in water as he experienced so often in his youth.

Why we want to make it

Everyone relates to the feeling of belonging somewhere, and no matter how exciting living somewhere new may be you'll always feel the draw of simply returning home. This is a personal and ambitious film for us, the co-directors of the film, and the message in turn is a relatable and poetic grounding for creating something that is unique visually, sonically and tonally. In lieu of the films of creatives such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Pasolini, the film will be elegant and realistic, but will take time to abstractly explore the feelings of protagonist Rafa.

Meet the team

Sebastião Varela, Co-Director.

Sebastião is a Portuguese filmmaker who has had films previously screened in festivals across the world, and has a particular personal connection to the content of the film due to being from Portugal.

Tom Stanners, Co-Director and Editor.

Tom is a filmmaker with a distinct passion for editing, formulating the idea with Sebastião last year, he has a long running personal connection to the project.

Thomas Brown, Director of Photography.

Thomas is an accomplished cinematographer with an extensive knowledge of the functionalities of cameras, and is determined to realise the cinematic potential of the film.

Daniel Davis, Script Writer.

Daniel is an experienced script writer. Coming from a drama background, he possesses an innate talent for creating engaging and poetic stories.

Cait Blake-McEacharan, Producer.

Cait is an efficient and passionate producer that has an already established working relationship with the directors.

Julia Misheva, Art Director.

Julia is savvy and proficient in finding materials, and has the necessary drive and enthusiasm to complete what will be ambitious and exciting sets.

Joshua Hyatt, Sound Designer.

Josh also has a love for the art of editing, and recognises that this film will create an amazing opportunity to experiment and create interesting and rich textual soundscapes.

Laurie Overton, Sound Recordist.

Laurie is a proficient filmmaker and we're very happy to have him on board as our sound recordist.

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    • Anonymous


      Feb 14, 2019

    • Evan Jones

      Evan Jones

      Feb 13, 2019

      good luck


    • Radostina Misheva

      Radostina Misheva

      Feb 12, 2019


    • Joana


      Feb 12, 2019

      Good luck!

    • Emily King

      Emily King

      Feb 11, 2019

    • Bethany Glazsher

      Bethany Glazsher

      Feb 11, 2019

      Good luck


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      Feb 11, 2019


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    Tom Stanners

    Kingston upon Thames

    3rd year filmmaking student at Kingston University.

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