'Step' tells the story of a day in the life of a little girl, Lilly (Summer Jeffery), as she struggles to understand the changes that have occurred in her home life. Starring Summer Jeffery, Lucy Lucia Brennan, William J Holstead, Darren Kemp & Jennifer Hayden. Cinematography by Craig Murfin. Visual Effects by Stuart Samuels & Craig Murfin. Music by Lewis Brewster. Post-Production Sound by MS Draczuk. Produced by Katherine Hancock. Written, Directed & Edited by Mark Duggan.
Short Film: Life's fast, connections are rare…but is there room amongst the chaos for a dreamer? "Whilst her fellow commuters sit staring at their phones, a young woman wonders what her life would be like if she were to wander the streets of London with the young man stood across from her..." Wa/onder is a short film that explores love & romance in the digital age and was completed for #TheJamesBayFilmProject (http://goo.gl/pr4rpC). Starring Alex Bedward & Guy Hodgkinson. Music by James Bay. Filmed on location in London (October 2015), using a GoPro Hero 4 (reality scenes) and Canon 5D MKII (fantasy sequence). Written, Directed, Shot & Cut by Mark Duggan.
"A man (Yoann Moëss) reflects on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend (Jolene Rathmill) after she moves out of their city centre flat. As the days pass, feelings of loss, longing and isolation increase, as his home begins to trigger memories of the loving moments that they had shared." A Short Film Featuring Yoann Moëss, with Jolene Rathmill. Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor - Mark Duggan. Sound Design by Lewis Martin. Music by Lewis Brewster. Thanks to Terry Corbett, Jon Holmes, Paul Smith & Brooksby Melton College.
Short Film: "Whilst wandering through the streets of Barcelona, a man (Terence J Corbett) reflects on the damaging years he spent with a destructive woman and his newfound love for life." Filmed on an iPhone 5s. Audio recorded with an iPad using the RØDE app and a RØDE SMARTLAV Lavalier Mic. Starring Terence J Corbett. Written, Directed, Shot & Cut by Mark Duggan. For Sue… "The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary. The young filmmakers will express themselves in the first person and will relate what has happened to them. It may be the story of their first love or their most recent; of their political awakening; the story of a trip, a sickness, their military service, their marriage, their last vacation…and it will be enjoyable because it will be true, and new…The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure. The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has. The film of tomorrow will be an act of love" - François Truffaut.
Cuddling A Monster (Director's Cut)
Ride Out The Wave or: Cuddling A Monster (24 Hour Film #3) "A mother struggles to cope with her emotions after her partner moves out of the family home. However, she slowly begins to realise that her heartache may be damaging her relationship with her daughter…" Shot in under a day for the Five Lamps Films 24 Hour Challenge (Derby Film Festival). The brief included a line of dialogue ("It just doesn't add up") and an action (a character looks through something but does not find what they are looking for). The 3-minute cut won the competition and is available to view here: vimeo.com/127190154 Starring Marie & Lily Holliday / Cinematography & Sound by Mark Duggan & Alex Gilbert / Music by Lewis Brewster / Written, Directed, Edited & Produced by Mark Duggan...Never allow loneliness to drive you into the arms of someone you know you don't belong with
Cuddling A Monster (24-Hour Cut)
'Cuddling A Monster' (Winner, 1st place - 'Five Lamps Films' 24 Hour Film Challenge, 2015). 24 Hour Film #3: A short film shot and edited in under a day - the brief included a line of dialogue ("It just doesn't add up") and an action (a character looks through something but does not find what they are looking for). An extended, director's cut of the film (Ride Out The Wave or: Cuddling A Monster) is available to view here: https://vimeo.com/127365064 Starring Marie & Lily Holliday / Cinematography & Sound by Mark Duggan & Alex Gilbert / Music by Lewis Brewster / Written, Directed, Edited & Produced by Mark Duggan. Screenings: Five Lamps Films 24 Hour Film Challenge (Derby Film Festival, 2015), Summer Nights Film Festival at Wollaton Hall (Dirty Dancing/Alpha Papa/The Dark Knight Rises, 2015).
'Turning' (24 Hour Film #2) "After capturing a beautiful love story on camera, a photographer (Marie Holliday) contemplates her mundane existence and lacklustre love life..." Starring Marie Holliday, Katie Louise McMillan, Adam Collins & Tom Raven. Completed for the Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge (2014). The brief included a line of dialogue ("It's free every two weeks") and an action to be done with a prop (attempts to juggle apples).
Round In Circles
A mother (Jolene Rathmill) recalls various memories from her younger years, as she struggles to deal with her day-to-day life and a growing sense of isolation. A film told through looks & sounds, rather than dialogue, 'Round In Circles' is a highly personal story, inspired by Jolene's real life. Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor: Mark Duggan. Starring Jolene Rathmill, Terence J Corbett, Hannah Cowsill & Corin Silva. Music & Special Effects by Stuart Samuels. Sound Design by Alex Gilbert & Mark Duggan.