Small Talk

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With an imminent lockdown on the horizon, a new couple must decide if they will stay together through the pandemic. It's a romantic comedy...

Director: Oscar Albert
Length: 04:53
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Director Biography:

Oscar received his BA in Classical Studies at Bristol University where his passion for stories and myths reignited his love for film. After working in documentary films and television he started an MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. Oscar has written and directed three short films that have been screened around the world in festivals including The London Short Film Festival. He was the PYD Young Directors finalist in 2019 and is the co-founder of Far Away Films.

Director Statement:

It was never my intention to make a film about Covid-19, but the pandemic serves as the catalyst forcing a new couple to make a difficult decision. Ultimately this leads to something more interesting and a battle between two romantic personas - a fantasist and a realist. The still motion animation style of the film follows its function. Small Talk was made in lockdown, with minimal crew involved and therefore is a homemade romantic fantasy created in relative isolation. The dreams of both characters, and the filmmakers who created them, can never ascend the little room where they find themselves trapped.

Producer: Daniel Chirstophersen
Writer: Oscar Albert
Cast: Matty McCabe, Grace Englart

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