Paper Boats

A Grandson hears of his Grandfathers passing. He must return home. We follow his journey from the source of the river to the sea to make peace.

  • Simon Huntley
    Director
  • Carmen Medway-Stephens
    Director
  • Carmen Medway-Stephens
    Writer
    The Climb, Flowers for Kate, Tanna, Water Protector
  • Carmen Medway-Stephens
    Producer
  • Michael Taylor Moran
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Chapter Arts Centre
    Cardiff
    September 4, 2017
    UK screening
Director Biography - Simon Huntley, Carmen Medway-Stephens

Film makers Simon and Carmen wanted to create a film that would be open to interpretation, something simplistic and yet powerful. This is the first film in their collaboration.

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Director Statement

Both Carmen and Simon have come together to create authentic films pertinent to Wales with universal themes. Drawing upon two of Carmen's favourite films 'Red Balloon' and 'White Mane' the filmakers wanted to create a story that could portray powerful emotions with a simple device, hence the paper boat was born. Utilising Carmen's home valley of the Garw, which once thrived as Mining boom town she wanted to pay homage to her home and what happens when one returns home to the source. Water has been a recurrent theme in the filmmakers slate of work, you can also see 'Water Protector' and a forthcoming final contribution to the trilogy. Simon has skillfully captured the beautiful landscape to create a poignant film that will leave the audience with their own thoughts.