Our Boy

Directors Statement

I knew I wanted to make a short film I hadn’t seen before. Of course, my initial ideas would have been far too expensive to produce and were either filed away or mercilessly shredded. Instead, I tailored the story I would tell to the resources I already had waiting idly in my hometown: my dad’s creepy old house (and former nunnery), the generosity  of family members, a friend’s collection of canes…

The initial story was nurtured in that creepy old house, but it happily mutated with every practical decision. The whats and hows answered each other’s despair with increasingly risky propositions involving legs, ropes, hammers, and zooms. Luckily ours was a story that didn’t warrant dialogue. Instead, the goal was to use as few images as necessary to convey the narrative and set the tone.

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