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After a drunken evening, one man's life changes forever.
Drift is a story about a young man who is aimlessly wandering through life, oblivious to his actions and satisfied with shallow, meaningless relationships. When his actions finally catch up with him, he is forced to make some crucial decisions. How will he cope and will he accept the consequences of his behaviour?

  • Isaac H. Madge
  • Isaac H. Madge
  • Isaac H. Madge
  • Liam Wright & Lucy Pratt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Silent Film, Romance
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Isaac H. Madge

I am a writer, director & filmmaker, passionate about low budget filmmaking and telling stories that really make an impact. With an ever need to learn, grow and improve my craft, I love to work with fellow creatives to produce individual & innovative film, to both inspire & captivate.

At a young age I found a love for storytelling and as I moved into my teenage years became captivated by moving image. Combining these two passions I began to create, finding a particular love for narrative filmmaking. Regardless of category or genre, my work comes back to the single stimulus - a passion for storytelling.

Based in West Sussex & London, I have been working in film and media for the past three years, producing Music Videos, Promotional Videos, Documentaries, Short Films & Feature Films. I have been privileged to work with many talented and inspiring people and been fortunate to work on some incredible projects. As I continue to move forward with my work, I hope to create exciting and brave content with fellow exciting and brave content creators.

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Director Statement

The moral of the story is that we are all accountable for our actions. We can’t change the mistakes we have made but it's how we deal with them that can make a difference. I believe this is something we all face, whether at work or in our personal lives. Sometimes there is no getting away from things and we just have to face our issues head on. You can’t run from everything.

Directing a silent film presented quite a few challenges. Conveying a story using only images and music with beauty and subtlety was something we were really striving for. It was imperative that the montage of clips moved the story forward with every shot and detail. With no dialogue to rely on, the actors could only express themselves through their facial expressions and body language. The danger here was that it was easy to slip into over exaggerations which we were able to tone down the more we worked at it.

Before the shoot, we spent a good amount of time working on the back story and the eventual end goal of the film. Despite not being revealed in the film, this really helped us determine what were the important areas to highlight and what we needed to come across clearly.

For the feel and mood of the piece, I was aiming for a cinematic documentary style. I wanted to run each scene from start to finish and film it as if a fly on the wall. I think this really helped the actors immerse themselves in the story and switch off from the distractions around them.

When it came to the shoot, we filmed in a lot of public and open spaces meaning we had to be subject to change and able to adapt to our environments. This was especially the case with bystanders, traffic and lighting, which can be problematical when trying to gain coverage of each scene.

The score played a huge part in conveying the mood and ambience of the film. I was very lucky to work with Francesco Berta an Italian composer based in London, who I have worked with once before. From listening to his work I knew we would be able to create something to enhance the different layers of this story.