Margo contemplates her future after losing her baby.

  • Gareth Malone
    The Class Photo
  • Gareth Malone
    The Class Photo
  • Laura Cunane
  • Sky Sinclair
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Arri Alexa Mini
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Gareth Malone

I have just written and directed a short film called Fly-Tipping as part of my part-time MA at UWS. I currently work at UWS as the Studio Coordinator and I support the film & television undergraduates and postgraduates in their studies. The previous film I directed, The Class Photo (micro short) screened and won Café Flicker's Film of the Month in July 2023. My films come from a deep personal place and only really make it out into the world when they are bursting out of me. The Class Photo explores a traumatic, life-shaping moment in my childhood; Fly-Tipping (from a personal POV) is about my fear of parenthood; and Plaster (my next film) is about my acceptance of my own sexuality.

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Director Statement

This film explores more than Margo and Sandy's emotions, it helped me reveal my fear of being a parent and allowed me a catharsis in that fear. I came out of the experience of making this film a different person with a different viewpoint on parenthood which, I think, is all I can ask of one of my films. I make them to explore ideas about the world and hopefully learn from them. I feel, from a personal place, that I have achieved this.