Life Is What You Make It.

A lonely floor-mopper, Joseph, works late nights in a hardware store. After crossing paths with a troubled girl named Evie, the two are forced to find their place in the world as they learn to confront their fears.

  • George Dickson
    Night Shift
  • Maxfield Long
    Night Shift
  • Connor Lovett
    Director of Photography/Colourist
    Night Shift
  • Matt Shanks
    Editor/Sound Designer
    Night Shift
  • Connor Scott
    Key Cast
    Night Shift
  • Teigan Gardham
    Key Cast
    Night Shift
  • Marie Paulinus
    Key Cast
    "Joseph's Grandma"
  • Gary Davison
    Key Cast
    "Evie's Boyfriend"
    Night Shift
  • Patrycja Nowacka
    Make-up SFX
  • Michael coyle
  • Lucy Valentine
    Costume Design
  • George Dickson
    Original Score
  • Connor Lovett
    Original Score
  • Liam Farrugia
    Original Score
    Night Shift
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Northern School of Art
Director Biography

George Dickson is a 21-year-old award-winning student filmmaker based in the North-East of England studying at The Northern School of Art. As a final year student of BA Hons Film, TV and Theatre Production, George has gained experience in a multitude of different roles, including cinematography, editing, and sound design. George specializes in writing and directing, and his student films have received recognition, including his short film Interzone which was Highly Commended at the Moving Image Awards 2019. George has since gone on to win Best Student Short at the New Renaissance Film Festival, London with his short film Night Shift. Night Shift also received a Lighting Craft Award at The Royal Television Society Student Awards (Yorkshire region).

George’s resourcefulness is fundamental to his directorial style, utilising his surrounding environment for each project. Using writing to explore grounded stories and naturalistic characters against heightened fiction contexts, George explores contemporary themes and issues through a consideration of classic cinematic format. This is especially true of his latest film, 'D.I.Y', which is his most ambitious project to date.

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Director Statement

D.I.Y has been 2 years in the making, and it's great to see the world and characters come to life in a way I've always envisioned. The film has provided lots of new challenges for us, being one of the most dialogue and narrative heavy projects we've undertaken so far. However, we're confident that the film will showcase our development as filmmakers, as well as the hard work of everyone involved in the production.