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Bitch In Heat

Award: Shortlist

Shortlist / Next Director / Short Film / 2015

Background:

I had Roo as a foster dog for 2 months. He seemed heartbroken. He couldn't understand how after so many happy years with his owners, they had decided to give him away.
Rather than a sob story, I wanted to bring his story to life through comedy.
I want to leave the audience with smiles on their faces, whilst also empathising with Roo's situation.
After all, breakups are hard.

Solution:

I chose to shoot this up close to emphasise the anxiety of our protagonist. Frantic typing reflects the panic and desperation he is feeling. The sound design is loud and clumsy, another reflection of the character behind the typewriter.

I chose to shoot this indoors, not in a garden. The shutters of the windows are closed. All of this is to reflect Roo's feelings of being trapped.

Director's Profile:

I am a creative in advertising. I love being on shoots and working closely with directors on TV ads. I love it so much that I have decided to be a director myself. This film represents my style - live action with a comedy twist. I love telling a great story.

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