Private Project

Letting Go

A stressed dentist is inadvertently invited to an improv class. The film focuses on the transformative power that improv can have on a persons life.

  • Louis Djalili
  • Elise Annets
  • Louis Djalili
  • Gigi George
  • Louis Djalili
  • Harry Bradley
    Key Cast
    "Peter "
    Pop Up Globe (NZ)
  • Sophie Walton
    Key Cast
  • Martino Masi
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Louis Djalili

Coming from a mostly theatre and acting background I decided to apply for a masters in film directing after finishing my undergraduate degree. I have just finished making my first short film that I also co-wrote and I will be looking for industry jobs and an opportunity to direct again in 2020.

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Director Statement

Letting Go is a film that tackles the transformative power that improv theatre can have on an individual. I hope the audience laugh at the absurdity of improv whilst also appreciating the power of detaching ourselves from our problems and surrendering to the unknown.

The motivation for the 4:3 aspect ratio to play on Peter’s feeling of stress and being under pressure in an uncomfortable environment. A literal sense of being boxed in. But also, both my cinematographer and I felt that changing the aspect ratio would help experiment a bit with different framing and make the film a little bit more visually appealing.