Private Project

Under The Stars

With his parents’ break up at the forefront of his mind, a young boy seeks escape and someone to talk to. Without a male figure in his life, he seeks solace under the stars with a message for his Grandad, who doesn’t need to reply, but just to listen.
They are not so far from here.

  • Clive Elkington
  • Alex Harvey-Brown
  • Clive Elkington
  • Clive Elkington
  • Alex Harvey-Brown
  • Jayden Mirchandani
    Key Cast
  • Sharon Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Gordon Coe
    Key Cast
  • Michael J Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Youth
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival
    May 11, 2017
    The Grand Prize of the Jury
  • MY HERO International Film Festival
    Santa Monica
    United States
    November 11, 2017
    Finalist - Relationships First Award
  • JellyFEST

Director Biography - Clive Elkington, Alex Harvey-Brown

Clive's film-making begun as a young teen, writing scripts and constantly thinking of ways to develop ideas. Clive has written, directed and produced three official short films, numerous promotional videos, and produced a documentary also. With a keen attachment to comedy, Clive also enjoys exploring deeper and more sentimental parts of life, encouraging audiences to think, question, and inspire, which all three of his short films so far have done.

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Director Statement

Under The Stars has been a very personal project for some time and was loosely in development for some years, before a final route that it should take was decided upon. A very sentimental piece, with numerous elements very close to home, I wanted to give the feeling that audiences should finish watching it, and think on a personal level. There should be at least one element in the film that anyone watching it can relate to. Perhaps it brings back long forgotten memories of loved ones lost, and encourages them to re-explore those memories, but also considers the affect it can have on the younger generation.