That's Not Funny

Two young children are taunted by an axe wielding clown who lives in their wardrobe. Their parents reassure them that he's not real, but it won't be long before his true intentions are known.

  • Richard Williams
    Director
  • Richard Williams
    Writer
  • Richard Williams
    Producer
  • Karen Middleton
    Producer
  • Ross O'Hennessy
    Key Cast
  • Abbie Hirst
    Key Cast
  • Tom Hurley
    Key Cast
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Richard Williams

Richard has worked in sales for over 20 years but has had a love and fascination with films since he was a young boy. Over the last few years Richard has been writing screenplays for short films and feature films of all genres. After being made redundant Richard decided it was the right time to pursue his desire to make films. In early 2016 he created a successful kickstarter campaign and raised the necessary funds to make his first short film, the horror, "That's Not Funny" He was able to secure an experienced cast and crew and oversaw all aspects of the film making process, including set design, costume design, casting and finally editing.

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Director Statement

I love films! What can I say, we all do which is why we work endless days fuelled by coffee and an unquenchable thirst to make films. Most people cite historically important films or critically successful films as their inspiration, mine is neither. In the early 1980's I watched the Gene Hackman feature Uncommon Valor, it was my first war film and it touched me emotionally and imaginatively, I wanted to be an actor because of this film, through lack of support I never pursued acting as a career, instead I went from one soul destroying job to another, but I never lost my love of film or my desire to enter the industry. For me, making films is a way of life and something I will continue to do for the rest of my life.

That's Not Funny came from an attempt to scare my fiance who has an irrational fear of clowns. I wanted to create a short story that had a twist to the end. I was lucky enough to be able to gather together some very experienced film, tv and stage actors for the roles. We shot for a total of 25 hours in a two day period. In post production I was let down by my editor so I decided to edit the film myself, this was my first ever editing experience.