Private Project


A lonely old clockmaker faces a series of ordeals as he realises his time is running out.

Six screenwriters submit a page of script each, and the result is an experimental scriptwriting experience.

Can writers create a genuinely collaborative script/film without any of them taking over? Is it possible to tell a story without a single authorial voice, central storyline and core question or goal at its heart? This film shows the challenges and opportunities of working ‘outside the box’ and suggests some useful lessons going forward.

  • Gabe Crozier
  • Mark Brendan
    Son of Mars, Age of Tyrants
  • Andy Conway
    An American Exorcism, Arjun and Alison
  • William Gallagher
    Micro Live, Dr Who, Crossroads
  • Liz John
    Doctors, Spirited
  • Nicola Jones
  • Ian Kennedy
    Citizens: Excision, Agenda Benda, Silver Street
  • Danny Hodge
    Key Cast
    Tales from the Grave, The Truth
  • Josh Malhi
    Key Cast
  • Sam Cole
  • Amy-Beth Shah
  • Tom Brookes
  • Ryan Malhi
  • Oliver Benbow
  • Mia Pearson
  • Nicoletta Barrett
  • Rashi Malhi
  • Ruth Chavez
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • BBC Midlands Today/Mockingbird Theatre
    United Kingdom
    February 2, 2016
    Premiere Screening
Director Biography - Gabe Crozier

Gabe Crozier is an award-winning freelance Creative Producer Director and DOP who combines a passion for storytelling with unique creative vision and advanced technical skills to deliver outstanding content for broadcasters.

With wide experience across many genres, his production credits include broadcast television, commercials, corporate communications, web content and feature films.

Having commenced his career in 2002 as a BBC News trainee, some recent career highlights include working with BP to shoot 8 films across the globe on subjects of ecological interest and national infrastructure, and acting as Self Shooting PD on highly acclaimed BBC 1 documentary “Memory Box”. He has also completed numerous high profile assignments as a Self Shooting PD for the BBC, including Victoria Derbyshire, Inside Out and Doctors, and factual series including Storage Hoarders (ITV1) and French Collection (Channel 4).

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Director Statement

With a fine eye for detail, a strong sense of humour and unending patience, I am particularly known for my work with children and babies, demonstrating a unique ability to connect with contributors of all ages to deliver fresh and truthful performances.

As a trained Cinematographer, I possess advanced technical skills in both camera and lighting technique, with an in depth knowledge of technical equipment, enabling me to provide stunning visual solutions to any assignment.

Entirely passionate about filmmaking of all genres, I consider it a privilege to be involved with my contributors’ lives, capture their story and leave a lasting visual legacy behind. I approach each assignment with flexibility, diligence and a “get it right first time” mentality, and am never afraid to operate outside my comfort zone in the pursuit of artistic and technical excellence.