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Character - Shortfilm

Idea behind the Film

I simply wanted to create a story of an unknown man who keeps on walking until he reaches the perfect stop to his journey.

Writing of the Film

When you think about it, it's such a vague and surreal idea of a man simply walking and the only way his journey will end is if he reaches the perfect stop. So I simply decided to mimic surrealism while remaining grounded in our world except for the final shot of the film.

Production of the Film

As opposed to a DSLR, this film was shot using an HD Camcorder borrowed from a friend of mine and the look of the visuals was achieved using natural light only.

Since there's only one actor and the film is only one minute long, the production wrapped within one hour which is the shortest production schedule of my life.

Editing of the Film

Editing this film was simply a matter of cutting the video to sync in with the soundtrack and making sure the shots begin and end at the right point.

If there was a challenge, it was to make sure that the final shot of the film looks believable enough for the audiences to enjoy.

Impact of the Final Film

The film tries to portray the messed up psychology of an unknown man who begins walking in search of his destination. You see shots of water being poured and going back inside the bottle, you see randomly jotted down writing in a journal without any meaning and you see a man trying to figure out his journey.

It is revealed to us that the man is not real and is only a character who exists inside a story book where we see him continue his walk without coming to a stop. He slowly disappears from our view signifying that there is no stop to his journey and whatever he is looking for, he will forever be tormented by the lack of inability to find it.

Let's Collaborate

If you shot some footage and need someone to edit the video or if you have an idea for a short film and you need someone to write the screenplay, I would love to jump on baord and collaborate with you. Have a look at my other works to see my style and experience which I build over the years.

Your Thoughts

Let me know in the comments how you think I could have made this film much better and much more engaging?
I would really appreciate some constructive criticism in order to become a much better filmmaker and a much better storyteller.