(Photo credit: Little Deer Films)
(Photo credit: Little Deer Films)

Short film shot on £400 budget to get Tribeca premiere

A 13-minute silent film produced in London on a £400 budget will receive its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019 following a series of screenings in the UK.

His Hands tells the story of a strange encounter between two men of very different ages, and is one of 63 short films selected from over 5000 entries to the festival.

The film marks the debut work from Little Deer Films and was written and directed by Arron Blake (who also stars) and Darius Shu.

Shot over four days in London, His Hands also stars Philip Brisebois and revolves around several themes including ageism, acceptance and loneliness.

Co-director and star Arron Blake said: “We wanted to create a film that speaks to the audience through strong performances, unusual imagery, lighting and sound.

“We want viewers to question what they see, feel a myriad of emotions and work out what this piece means to them.  We kept it silent so that it’s open to everyone and we’re thrilled with the reaction it’s had so far.”

(Photo credit: Little Deer Films)
(Photo credit: Little Deer Films)

Award-winning cinematographer Darius Shu adds: “The film offers a stimulating and exhilarating vision of the world and the dark and dangerous society in which we live.

“It has a strong visual language that is consistent throughout and incorporates symbolic ‘poetry’ in its framing, lighting and composition. We look forward to seeing what the US audience makes of it.”

His Hands will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival for four nights as part of their Shorts: WTF program at the Village East Cinema between 26 April to 4 May.

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Written by QWEERIST editor

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