Experiencing Interruptions?

Behind Glass Walls

LOGLINE: A writer reflects upon his growing isolation, obsession with his work and the destructive effect it is having upon his relationship.

SYNOPSIS: Mark is a writer... or at least he tries to be. Mark's tried to be a writer for many, many years. He's written three scripts that have all been rejected across the board, and which now sit on a makeshift alter surrounded by a disturbed mural of every rejection letter he's ever received. He lives with his girlfriend of four years who is slowly getting annoyed with him. Mark has cut himself off from everyone he knows, from his family, from his friends... all in the relentless pursuit of his goal of success. But it has taken its toll on him. He's no longer the man he once was, and now finds himself in a spiral of isolation and depression. His partner Hanna desperately wants to shake him out of it. To tell him that she loves him and that their love is the only thing that truly matters. But is she too late? Is he too far gone for her to save him?

  • Adrian Hudson
  • Adrian Hudson
  • Adrian Hudson
  • Sarah Hudson
  • Sarah Hamilton
    Key Cast
  • Reece Manning
    Key Cast
  • James Brereton
    Director of Photography
    Crossroads, Love Is A Many Childish Thing
  • Sarah Hudson
    Production Design & Costume
  • Belinda Cooper
    Hair & Make-up
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    13 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 AUD
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Adrian Hudson

Adrian Hudson is a filmmaker, playwright and screenwriter who specializes in period dramas and contemporary urban stories. After struggling to find his feet in the early 2000s, Adrian finally made the fateful decision to quit working and to explore an interest in screenwriting and directing. After completing his Diploma of Film Production in 2010 he finally settled on creating period work as well as exploring contemporary social issues through dark urban dramas on film. Over the years Adrian has developed a unique style of storytelling that is a reflection of his own experiences and struggles with finding a place in the 21st century. Since finishing his studies he has written an evening-length stage adaptation of 'Dostoevsky's The Gambler', written a television mini-series about the Civil War called 'The Soldier's Wife' and has directed two short contemporary dramas titled 'Crossroads' and 'Behind Glass Walls' which was chosen as part of the official selection for multiple film festivals around the world as well as a number of wins including Best Narrative Short at the Great Lakes International Film Festival in 2020.

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Director Statement

"I made this film to highlight the pressure young people are putting themselves under to succeed, sometimes to the point of their own utter destruction." Adrian Hudson on directing the contemporary short film Behind Glass Walls.