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Can't They Hear The Ticking?

A tense 2-minute suspense piece of a young woman attempting to escape her abusive relationship with a ticking timebomb. But can she leave before time runs out?

  • Lauren Patel
    Key Cast
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie
  • Daniel Molnar
    Key Cast
  • Bradley Rogers
    1st AD & Music Composer
  • Chris Walker
  • Bradley Rogers
    Camera Operators
  • Shaquille Henry
    Camera Operators
  • James Levi Clare
  • James Levi Clare
  • James Levi Clare
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense Thriller
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Salford
Director Biography - James Levi Clare

Born and raised in the North-West, James grew up wanting to join the public services and tell stories.
During his time at college, he fully realised his love for film and decided to change careers by studying Film Production at the University of Salford.
Having made a multitude of short films, he has since graduated with a 1st Class Honours and now looks to pursue a career writing and directing films.
He also serves in the British Army as a Reservist and uses the skills gained to support his filmmaking.

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Director Statement

Can't They Hear The Ticking was my first foray into professional filmmaking, as well as my first university assignment, where we were tasked to create a silent 90-second suspense sequence. However, I wrote dialogue to help the actors deliver their performance, allowing us to create a 2-minute version of the same film with dialogue.

I took inspiration from Hitchcock and 'Old and Perilous' by Chezdan Mills to use a ticking time bomb and at the time, domestic abuse was a prevalent issue and I wanted to highlight that in my film, using it as a motivating force.