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Draft Eight

"Draft Eight" is centred on an elderly author's struggle to come to terms with his life's regrets, as he wrestles with a character from his latest novel.

  • Christian Chalklen
  • Christian Chalklen
  • Lucy Burgess
  • Marie Manning
  • Alex Corbet Burcher
    Key Cast
  • Tony Parkin
    Key Cast
  • Michael Hobdell
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 27, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Nightpiece Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Maremetraggio
    July 9, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Christian Chalklen

After graduating from Canterbury University with a first class degree in Architecture in 2012, Chris decided to chase his dreams of entering the film industry.

Early 2013 he was hired by highly respected London production company Wilder Films as a writer and animator, leading the motion graphics department on various projects from feature documentaries 'Follow The Money', and 'Working Class Heroes', to smaller in-house productions.

Chris is a keen writer and director, with various awards under his belt, including Best Film & Best Director at the 48 hour Film Project, with his short 'And Not A Word Was Spoken'. A parody film noir about a man trapped inside his own internal monologue.

He's also won countless screenwriting awards for his comedy feature script 'Trance State Nation', about "a drugged-out, self-proclaimed private investigator who is mistaken as an MI6 agent when he inadvertently snaps a Polaroid of a drug lord."

Chris began work on his most recent production, 'Draft Eight', late 2014.

'Draft Eight' is a short film centred around elderly novelist Douglas Stader, as he converses with his new character; a literature based version of his younger self. Together, they outline the character's ever-changing personality in attempt to write a fictionalised autobiography of their life, amending regretful memories.

The film is being entered into international festivals as of January 2016.

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