MELANCOMEDY // THE BOX
A short satirical movie about England's political approach to the 2014 Scottish referendum for independence.
Broadcasting from a secret, underground, military bunker, this political broadcast is aimed at the Scottish populace and seeks to persuade them to remain in the UK by informing them of a device simply known as 'The Box' - a device developed and maintained on English soil, that modulates the vocal communication for all of the UK.
More than any other project I've worked on to date, this short movie required the most post production. The thing hung on the representation of the 'bunker' - that had to be right. We spent a little time hunting for locations that may be suitable, but on a micro budget of about £300, it became clear we were going to have to become quite resourceful. We initially considered having the bunker transmission as audio only. This would have been a real compromise though as we were really set on the idea of seeing some sort of military facility in the background. I set to a little 3D modelling in Cinema 4D and we ended up rendering the wrong background with Andrew McBurney filmed against a green screen backdrop.
What did I do ... ?
I was co-writer, co-director, producer, camera operator, DP, editor, VFX supervisor & technician, graded and encoded for final export.