Chris Fowles has just released this poignant spot, which Pride In London described as “very powerful and beautifully created”
The film was shot in one evening in South London, with a small crew and under Covid-19 regs. Against the backdrop of the London skyline, what at first seems like two friends discussing lockdown, turns out to be something very different.
The project started as a personal project for Chris about life after lockdown, exploring how life has changed. The cast - Molly and Clare - are a real couple. This was partly for the sake of Covid guidelines, but they also turned out to be perfect for the roles.
Their same-sex relationship is only a few months old - and busy places they used to love like bars and parks had suddenly become intimidating even without Covid.
The aim was not to make something loud or in-your-face, but a real representation of the kind of conversations that are happening right now. The fear of discrimination and its consequences can come through in small ways. And right now that is ever more complex to express and navigate for many.
Director: Chris Fowles
Producer: Alex White
Director of Photography: Terrence Wilkins
Camera Assistant: Marti Guiver
Gaffer: Hollie Mapp
Sound Recordist: Liam Walters
Production Designer: Kat Hawker
Art Director: Bonnie Hamilton
Editor: Flaura Atkinson @ Stitch
Colourist: Vlad Barin @ Cheat
Post Producer (for cheat): Théa Dagnaud
Creative: Katie McGuinness