(DIARY OF) DESPERATE YOUTH

 

Making feature films is a long standing ambition of mine. Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to tell stories visually. Not one to wait for an opportunity to present itself, I took it upon myself to just actually go out there and make a film. Learning by doing and all that.

"(Diary of) Desperate Youth" tells the tale of Mark and his upcoming graduation. Everyone else seems to have their post-uni life figured out; jobs, travelling, the works... except for him. Skint and scared he takes some unorthodox measures, with disastrous consequences.

I've always wanted to do something a bit arthouse and off the wall (that's how I like it). Imagine a cross between Reservoir Dogs and The Inbetweeners and you're on the right lines.  

It's a micro-micro (micro) budget feature film that I made in my spare time during 2017.  We shot on a shoestring budget of £500 over the course of ten days with tiny cast and even tinier crew, using kit and locations we could get our grubby mitts on. Just to stress, we did this completely ourselves, no crowdfunding, no nothing. Zilch.

Making the film was a great experience and I learned loads. I had a wonderful team around me, without whom it wouldn't have been possible. Here’s to doing something more expansive soon! Watch this space!

Check out the trailer (it's a bit sweary - you've been warned) and give me a shout if you want to see the full project.