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"Whilst strolling through a seaside town, a woman reads the romantic engravings found on an endless sea of padlocks. As a result, she begins to reflect on an old relationship and her hopes for the future..." Filmed on a Samsung S20 FE & iPhone 7. Colour grading completed with the iPhone '8mm' App. Featuring Miranda Benjamin. Written, Directed, Shot & Cut by Mark Duggan.
"A day in the life of a little girl who fears the man of the house and struggles to understand her overwhelming sense of isolation." 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.
"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. Featuring Alex Bedward & Guy Hodgkinson. Music by James Bay. Written, Directed, Filmed & Edited by Mark Duggan.
"A man reflects on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend 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." Featuring Yoann Moëss with Jolene Rathmill. Sound Design by Lewis Martin. Music by Lewis Brewster. Thanks to Terry Corbett, Jon Holmes, Paul Smith & Brooksby Melton College. Written, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Mark Duggan.
The Rabbit (2015)
"A young couple on their way home from visiting one of their parents discover, through a graphic and disturbingly prophetic incident on the road home, that their lives and aspirations have been drifting apart and that the future they thought they might have together is viewed very differently by the two of them. This Mark Duggan film, based on a screenplay by Erik Knudsen, is an evocative short road movie about the painful dissolution of a relationship." Starring Harris Matthews & Toni Sherwood-Pearce. A One Day Films Production of A Mark Duggan Film: Written by Erik Knudsen; Directed, Shot & Edited by Mark Duggan. Producer Mark Duggan / Executive Producers Erik & Janet Knudsen. http://onedayfilms.com
"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. Featuring Terence J Corbett. Written, Directed, Shot & Cut by Mark Duggan. "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... (2015)
"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 on this website. Featuring Marie & Lily Holliday. Cinematography & Sound by Mark Duggan & Alex Gilbert. Music by Lewis Brewster. Written, Directed and Edited by Mark Duggan.
Cuddling A Monster: 24-Hour Cut (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). Winner, 1st place - 'Five Lamps Films' 24 Hour Film Challenge, 2015. Starring Marie & Lily Holliday. Cinematography & Sound by Mark Duggan & Alex Gilbert. Music by Lewis Brewster. Written, Directed and Edited by Mark Duggan.
24 Hour Film #2: "After capturing a beautiful love story on camera, a photographer (Marie Holliday) contemplates her mundane existence and lacklustre love life..." 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). Starring Marie Holliday, Katie Louise McMillan, Adam Collins & Tom Raven. Cinematography by Lewis Martin. Sound by Harrison Conner. Written and Directed by Mark Duggan.
Round In Circles (2014)
"A mother recalls various memories from her younger years, as she struggles to deal with her day-to-day life and a growing sense of isolation." Featuring Jolene Rathmill, Terence J Corbett, Hannah Cowsill & Corin Silva. Music & Special Effects by Stuart Samuels. Sound Design by Alex Gilbert & Mark Duggan. Directed, Produced, Filmed and Edited by Mark Duggan.
Short Fiction (2012-2021)
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