What if ?
" What if ? " is a short film idea I came up with for entry into the Reed recruitment agency short film award that they run each year, ( now sadly no longer running ) great fun to make my son, Isaac and my Dad, Douglas were very good on camera and we shot it pretty quickly, I suppose it's the day I met some of my dads past, as I based the initial short on his wayward youth, all shot on some old 1950's glass and an anamorphic lens from the 60's for the Cinemascope look, which stretches the image vertically, it's then later de-squeezed in the edit to give the long thin 2:35:1, Cinemascope format, yes I know, anorak alert.....
Our entry was short listed into the top ten out of a few hundred entries, we didn't make the final round, but it was great fun to work on, and I love writing, shooting, directing and editing.
A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?