Student film-makers hoping for festival billing

A team of film and drama students from the University of Roehampton are hoping to see their latest film broadcast at festivals up and down the country this summer, after successfully crowdfunding the project.

Posted: 29 June 2015

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University of Roehampton BA Film students Tom Heffernan, Henry Croston and Guy Farber. 

The 10 minute film, A Chance to Not Remember charts the experiences of ‘two young lads from London who visit a snooker hall to catch up and trade old war stories.’ “Neither of them will want to remember the night that follows,” says producer Tom Heffernan.

You can watch the full film and its trailer online.

The film has already received a positive review from the UK Film Review website which described it as a ‘ménage-a-violence’ and a ‘sleek British short film about the bubbling rage that consumes some men, and the psychotic lengths they may go to in order to protect their ego’.

Reviewer Chris Olson said: “It is refreshing to see a London crime-thriller that offers more than grit and grime. Not only does this short film serve up a platter of violence and seedy characters, it does so in a way that makes them seductive rather than off-putting. Brutally engaging and stylishly crafted, this is an arresting watch for fans of thrillers.”

The film is set in a snooker club, and sees character Mark, whilst waiting for a friend to arrive, begin a conversation with ‘Danny’ at the bar, which becomes a one-sided slanging match in which Mark denounces Danny’s violence and drunken tendencies. Subsequently, Mark lies beaten on the floor and his buddy must be on the run from Danny after stumbling in at the wrong time.

Callum South
Calum Stevenson
Joseph McQueenie

Henry Croston - Director/Co-writer/Editing
Tom Heffernan - Producer/Sound
Leo Donlan - Co-writer
Tom Hodder - Director of Photography/Camera Operator
Harry Bolwell - Camera Operator
Elizabeth Turner - Make-up effects
Guy Farber - Sound

Find out more about Film and Drama courses at the University of Roehampton.

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