A surrealist tale of grief that holds onto the things we love. But just how long can they be held?

  • Louis Lampard
    Written and Directed by
  • Christopher Rutter
  • Joel Caborn
    Director of Photography
  • Emma Keysell
  • Matthew Rose
    Composed by
  • Lottie Lampard
  • Charlie Newnham
    Lead Colourist
  • Jam Sandwich Productions
    A film by
  • Forgotten Birthday Films
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Speculative
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography

Hello, I am Louis Lampard a Filmmaker working as a producer/writer/director for Forgotten Birthday Films, in my first year I have collaborated with many different filmmakers over the country to create over ten films ranging from 4 to 40 minutes. I enjoy working on films that creatively express their themes and enjoy collaborating in all different aspects of film making.

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker, I am interested in exploring our internal thought processes and applying them to a visual surrealist landscape. My first film ‘Mannequin’ explores the grief of losing a loved one and how to get back on track after experiencing such destruction. Over the last year, I have been able to work with loads of different filmmakers from all around the country. Creating with my company Forgotten Birthday films over ten films ranging in size, budget and teams. Many of my films deal with isolation and the character's attachment to the physical. I often use surrealism and metaphors to create the world and its characters, I do this to focus on the mindset of the characters and treat their environment as an extension of it. I often find relating internal struggles to the metaphorical allows for a much free exploration of the themes within the film and the characters.