Private Project

F'Arts Sake

F'Arts Sake is the slapstick comedic tale of Colin, a man with a singular obsession - a painting, that’s due to exhibit at the art gallery next to his office.
Through the barriers of sold out signs and a love tussle with his sleazy boss for a date with co-worker Claudia, Colin devises a master plan to see the picture he worships, with the woman he loves…

  • Ross McFall
    Director
  • Ross McFall
    Writer
  • Jess Baker
    Producer
  • Peter Baker, Harry Benfield, Elizabeth Skrzypiec
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, non-dialogue, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F55
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland Oregan
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Bristol Independent Film Festival
    Bristol
    United Kingdom
    September 16, 2018
    Winner Best Comedy
  • Short Film Filmmakers Showcase
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 31, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ross McFall

I have been a professional editor for over 13 years, mainly working on television documentaries in wildlife and factual, working in London, New Zealand and now my home, in Bristol.
I have cut a few drama projects, mainly shorts and trailers but decided it was time for me to get out of the cutting room.
This is my first attempt at semi professional directing, as other previous attempts were from my university days.

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Director Statement

Being a self financed project I set about enlisting the help of the wonderful people I work with on a daily basis.
I also gave myself the challenge of making this a non dialogue film so I could really understand the art of telling a story.
The film brought new challenges for me from the writing through to working with actors and the final edit.
It was certainly a crazy experience but one in which I am going to repeat very soon with two new projects currently in pre-production.