Into The Night
One winter's day, about a year after I'd moved out of the big city and back to my childhood home, I ventured out into the woods I used to play in as a kid, and took a sizeable amount of my camera kit. I had no plan, other than I was thinking of shooting a horror film to see if I was any good at directing. The sequence I ended up shooting was when a young man arrives shortly before a bridge down a muddy lane in some eerie woods, and hears someone calling his name. This became the start of filming for 'Into The Night'.
Over the next six months (these things take a little longer when you're starting out with no crew), I somehow cobbled together a story and script whilst I kept shooting, and ended up with this 30 minute short. It's definitely not perfect, but as an exercise in cutting my teeth and telling a story, it did the job. More importantly, it gave me the confidence to carry on and keep doing more projects. As Spielberg says, you shouldn't dream your film, you should make it! It can also be downloaded directly here.