His Struggle

An imprisoned writer descends further and further into madness as he attempts to finish work on an epic novel before his impending execution.

  • Flynn Alberry
    Director
  • Naomi Rachel Smith
    Producer
  • Vincent Oblyschuk
    Key Cast
    "The Writer"
  • Paul Cresser
    Key Cast
    "The Guard"
  • Matthew Edge
    Director of Photography
  • Rebecca Fairhurst
    Production Designer
  • Yoanna Venelinova
    Editor
  • Joseph Selby
    Sound Designer
  • Jack Cullimore
    Composer
  • Yasmine Kandil
    First Assistant Director
  • Harry Harwood
    Second Assistant Director
  • Sandeep Pall
    Gaffer
  • Daniel Szolnoki
    Camera Operator
  • Ash Chapple
    First Assistant Camera
  • Eden Sharrad
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Dimitar Vakrilov
    Sparks
  • Liv Kininmonth
    Sparks
  • Jack Clark
    Best Person
  • Kota Hoshina
    Art Assistants
  • Andreea Ban
    Art Assistants
  • Ugne Kriščiūnaitė
    Costume Designer
  • Andy Weeks
    Boom Operator
  • Hans Frederik Ebne
    Script Supervisor
  • James Corbett
    DIT
  • Amy Evans
    Colour Grader
  • Tristan Barnard
    Grip
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bournemouth Film School
  • Cinemagic International Film Festival
    Belfast
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2021
    Young Filmmaker of the Year
  • Lift-Off Global Network: First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions
    Iver, Buckinghamshire
    United Kingdom
    August 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Short Shot Fest
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    October 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Feel the Reel International Film Festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    October 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Southampton Film Week
    Southampton
    United Kingdom
    November 5, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Screen Power Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Winner - First Time Filmmaker
Director Biography - Flynn Alberry

Flynn Alberry is 22-years-old and was born and raised in Swanage, Dorset. From an early age he had a keen interest in reading and writing, and this passion eventually led to him discovering screenwriting at the age of 15. As this hobby grew, Flynn became more and more fascinated with films and filmmaking, leading him to pursue a degree in Film Production at Bournemouth Film School. He has just completed his second year of studies specialising in Directing & Producing. Some of his favourite directors and influences include Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch and Lynne Ramsay. His favourite film of all time is Paper Moon.

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Director Statement

Over the past eighteen months, we have all experienced what it’s like to be stuck indoors. His Struggle references these challenging times that we have all gone through – we know what it’s like to go slowly mad in isolation. His Struggle looks at this in a cinematic way, attempting to get into the psyche of someone driven insane by their own ambitions and impending fate, all in the space of a single room.