Experiencing Interruptions?


Shot on The Isle of Skye, and produced for Channel 4's Random Acts.

A reluctant duet between a young woman and her recently deceased pet Guinea Pig. An emotional, belligerent, fantastical gallop through pet heaven.

  • Bertie Gilbert
    Stomping Grounds (Short Film), Let It Be (Short Film), Dodie - You (Music Video), Blue Sushi (Short Film)
  • Ciaran O'Brien
    Director Of Photography
    Dodie - Intertwined (Music Video), MI6 Commercial, Stomping Grounds (Short Film), Dodie - In The Middle (Music Video)
  • Bill Milner
    Son of Rambow, Dunkirk, iBoy, X-Men: First Class
  • Debris Stevenson
    Key Cast
    "The Owner"
    Poet in da Corner - The Royal Court (Created, Written and Performed by)
  • Tanaya Martin-Clarke
    Key Cast
    "The Guinea Pig"
    Plan B - Wait So Long (Music Video), Tiësto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora - Ritual (Music Video), Sony Speaker Commercial, Levis Commercial
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance, Movement piece, Poetry, Music, Childhood, Growing up, Jovial
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony Venice 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Channel 4 / Random Acts
    Country: United Kingdom
Director Biography - Bertie Gilbert

Bertie Gilbert is a 22 year old London based director and writer whose bleak and whimsical independent films are watched by a global online community. He was recently described as one of the 'Five New Wes Andersons' by Dazed, and in 2016 was featured in the Dazed 100, a 'definitive list of creatives shaping youth culture’.

In 2015 Bertie co-wrote/directed ‘Blue Sushi’, a short film which explored the story of a rising star coming out as trans and the media response. The film was funded by Google and earned significant praise both in the digital and linear world. In 2016 he created ‘Let It Be’, a short film that has since amassed almost 1 million views on YouTube, and in 2017, he finished work on ‘Playground’, a film commissioned by Ron Howard’s New Form Digital.

Bertie has also created a series of intensely personal mini-documentaries focusing on his sister and her experience as a learning disabled woman. These are currently being developed into a full docuseries.

Since the age of 16 he’s accumulated a diverse portfolio — directing narrative shorts, music videos, documentaries, and more. A child of the internet with his finger on the pulse of what other young creatives want to see.

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