Our Father (2015 film)

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Our Father is a 2015 British short war drama film written and directed by Calum Rhys. The film stars Luke Goddard, Ross O'Hennessy, Aaron Jeffcoate, Jonas Daniel Alexander and Mark Anthony Games. The film follows a detached British Army section in France during World War II. The film premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Our Father
Our Father Official Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byCalum Rhys
Written byCalum Rhys
Produced by
  • Ryan Eden
  • Calum Rhys
  • Morgan Rhys
Starring
  • Luke Goddard
  • Ross O'Hennessy
  • Aaron Jeffcoate
  • Jonas Daniel Alexander
  • Mark Anthony Games
  • Willem Ward
CinematographyAntony Meadley
Edited byCalum Rhys
Music byZachary Start
Production
company
Smashing UK Productions
Release dates
  • 25 December 2015 (2015-12-25) (United Kingdom)
  • 20 May 2016 (2016-05-20) (Cannes)
Running time
15 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom[1]
Languages
  • English
  • German
Budget£2,500

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was financed through crowdfunding, with the majority of funding provided by benefactors in the United Kingdom. Further financial support was contributed by backers in Italy, South Korea, Spain and the United States.

Rehearsals began in late July 2014 in Worcester, England followed by principal photography on 9 August 2014 in Worcestershire, with cinematographer Antony Meadley using a Red Epic camera to shoot the entire film. Filming continued for five days at locations including Bromsgrove, Worcester, Malvern and Pershore, with further additional photography in the United States at Wallops Island, Virginia.

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

The film received positive reviews from critics and festivals. Oaxaca FilmFest described Our Father as "a film that moves with goosebump-raising sensitivity; beautifully shot and well produced". The Independent Critic's Richard Propes wrote that the film is "a journey that maintains semblance of human connection and a humane existence."[3] Bucharest ShortCut CineFest called Our Father "a beautiful poetic approach."[4]

AccoladesEdit

Award / Film Festival Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Reference(s)
Rhode Island International Film Festival 9 August 2016 Best Short Film Our Father Semi-finalist
Portsmouth International Film Festival 25 September 2016 Best British Film Our Father Nominated [5]
Best Costume Design Craig Leonard Won
Sydney Indie Film Festival 20 October 2016 Best Film Our Father Nominated [6]
Best Male Lead Luke Goddard Won
Best Cinematography Antony Meadley Nominated
Best Editing Calum Rhys Nominated
Best Drama Our Father Nominated
Best Production Design Nominated
Best Special Effects Nominated
Midlands Movies Film Awards 26 February 2017 Best Cinematography Antony Meadley Nominated [7]
Best Original Score Zachary Start Won
Best Production Design Our Father Nominated
Normandie World War II International Film Festival 5 June 2017 Outstanding World War II Short Film Our Father Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Father". British Council. August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ Greenway, Sam (May 2016). "Worcester film gets its premiere at Cannes Film Festival". Worcester News. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ Propes, Richard (October 2016). ""Our Father" Prepares for Streaming Release After Fest Run". The Independent Critic. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Our Father". Bucharest ShortCut CineFest. October 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Award Nominations". Portsmouth International Film Festival. September 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Short Film Nominations". Sydney Indie Film Festival. October 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Midlands Movies 2017 Film Award Winners". Midlands Movies. February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.

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