Private Project

A Mountain to Climb

A man, with writer's block, goes on an imaginary journey in his house to unlock his imagination.

  • Rebecca Manley
    The Girl & the Horse, Duck Shoot, Table Manners
  • Rebecca Manley
  • Rebecca Manley
  • Moj Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Peter Ellmore
    Director of Photography
  • Charlie Harvey at Whitehouse Post
  • Producer at Whitehouse - Bebe Kiffin
  • Oliver Davis
  • Rebecca Manley
    Art Director
  • Gradwell Sears
    Art Director
  • Jonathan Yates
  • Diana Vasquez at Goldcrest
  • Rob Farris at Goldcrest
    Colour Producer
  • Rob Pizzey at Goldcrest
    Colour Supervisor
    VFX and Post Services
  • Miguel Algora
    VFX Artist
  • Fabio Vona
    VFX Artist
  • Gary Brown
    VFX Supervisor
  • Shelley Neighbour
    Shoot PA
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    'Mini' Adventure
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5D Mark 2
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Rebecca Manley

Rebecca is an award-winning director, specialising in animation and working across commercials, TV and short film. Represented by Independent films, her commercial clients include some of the world’s top brands - Starbucks, Hersheys, Google, P&G, Sony, Kraft, and FIFA.
Rebecca is currently directing and designing the title sequence for a new CBBC/ABC Australia drama directed by Beryl Richards. She is also in very early stages on an animated project with exciting contemporary poet Hollie McNish -
Awards and Noms:
WINNER - BEST GREEN PRODUCTION, Going Green Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA - Table Manners, 2015.
WINNER - VOTD (Video of the Day) - Table Manners, 2015.
WINNER - The DepicT! Audience Award at Encounters film festival - Breaking the Mould, 2008.
WINNER - Best Animated Short Film at Kino Fest - Waiting for Dogot (graduation film), 2002.
Vimeo Staff Pick - Table Manners, 2013.
3rd place Shooting People Film of the Month - Table Manners, 2015.
Nominated 'Best Director' at Underwire - Table Manners, 2014.
Rebecca is represented for Commercials & Digital Content, in London & worldwide, by Independent Films & Indy8 :
and, in Milan, by Revolution Department :

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Director Statement

I made this film to illustrate that all too familiar feeling one experiences when creativity ceases to flow and what it feels like to work through that. It is a mini adventure of self discovery. The aesthetic is lo-fi and playful, but with great attention to detail in the art direction and a dash of fashion. The music is an original track composed for the film. It holds the piece together and helps to give the story a very individual sense of charm.