Under Duress - SFL 48hr Winner
The Lost Sands
This film was made for the Sci-Fi London 48hr film challenge and was made in, you guessed it, 48 hours from start to finish! It was shortlisted to the top 10 of around 150 entries and was screened as part of the festival itself. We were given a randomly selected title, line of dialogue and a prop direction to incorporate.
This was my first fiction film made in 2007 expressing a simple feeling of loss and longing. We shot it on two 400ft rolls of Super 16mm film and I think there's a raw truthfulness to the actor's performances.
This film tells the story of a young victim of the sex trade, who having been rescued struggles to come to terms with her situation and experiences. We shot on Super16mm in Brighton.
This film was shot in one afternoon with a loose script as an exercise in improvisation. I think the result is a natural, simple piece that as a result has an overall charm of authenticity.
Vicky McClure (editor)
N.B. Role as editor only (not director)