Experiencing Interruptions?


It’s an average day in an unassuming courtroom in 1979 when Anne (Claire Cage), a courtroom illustrator, gets her world gets turned upside-down as a convict, and the love of her life, Simon (Glen Fox), enters the room and she plunges into a world of her wildest dreams.

  • Peter Lee Scott
  • Peter Lee Scott
  • Barbara Nanna
  • Peter Lee Scott
    Colours, 20,000 Days on Earth, A Stranger Kind, Wine & Spirits, The Wanderer, Replica, The Projectionist
  • Claire Cage
    Key Cast
  • Glen Fox
    Key Cast
  • Naula Walsh
    Key Cast
  • Cavin Cornwall
    Key Cast
    "Courtroom Guard"
  • Tom Cotcher
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Alexa Mini
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • British Independent Film Festival
    June 3, 2018
    Best Short Film
  • Wimbledon International Short Film Festival
    October 12, 2018
    Best London Filmmaker
Director Biography - Peter Lee Scott

Peter has worked on a variety of film and commercial productions across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

From starting as a Producer in the UK film scene Peter got the directing bug and went on to make his award-winning directorial debut short film ‘Colours’ in 2015 which played at numerous Oscar and BAFTA accredited film festival around the world and is nominated for Best British Short Film at the 2017 Iris Prize. Also leading him to be accepted by BAFTA and the BFI as a Director for the prestigious BAFTA Crew x BFI Network 2017 network.

Peter’s ability to mix storytelling with compelling visuals and sound design runs through his narrative and commercial work, which has also led him to make numerous successful commercials and content films like his award winning piece for ‘Medicontur’. Peter also runs an award commercials company in London called Odelay Films with an eclectic group of directors on it’s roster.

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Director Statement

The concept for Sketch came about somewhat as a happy accident. After finishing Colours, my first short film, I wanted to do something different that would test me as a writer and director both in terms of content and execution. Colours was a 25 minute drama about tackling homophobia in grass roots football with an almost all male cast, shot entirely on long lenses and art directed to enhance realism. With my next film I knew I wanted to do something completely different and that’s the main reasons I adopted almost the antithesis of Colours; a 12 minute comedy featuring a female lead, shot all on wide angle lenses, a prominent and colour palette, and finally, a dance off just for good measure.

How I came to the concept was actually through stumbling across a track by Heart called Crazy On You. As soon as I heard it I immediately put in on a loop and just started writing everything down that came to my head. It had so many interesting features to it - a strong female voice, the themes of love, the intriguing acoustic opening, it’s epic guitar riffs over the chorus, and so on. I tried to clear the track for Sketch for about 7 months before finally getting a refusal. I was pretty devastated at the time because I couldn’t see the film working without it. After a couple of months searching and a lot of help from friends I eventually came to listen to Funkytown by Lipps Inc and I knew with some of the right tweaks I could get Sketch to work with it.

In terms of the story, I think Anne’s worries and indecision just came from what I saw as a commonly shared anxiety that a lot of people have. I think we all very rarely say and behave exactly how we wish because, if we did, people would probably think we’re insane! Or maybe that’s just me. What I wanted to do with Anne is show you her two sides, the one she presents to the world where her fears and worries are personified through her overbearing mother and the other, a world of beautifully neon disco nostalgia where she belongs and can behave exactly as she wishes through a little music and diving head first into her imagination.

I really wanted to make a short film I’ve never seen before and I think with Sketch we managed to achieve that. The shared vision and incredible contribution from such a talented group of actors and filmmakers is what made Sketch possible and I’m forever thankful to them for this very different little short film that we managed to bring to life.