'Melody' is a heartfelt short drama film with a moving original song. We follow Ray, a struggling musician caught in a creative block. As he wrestles with the daunting task of finding the perfect words for a new song, his life takes an unexpected turn.

"Melody" is an intimate exploration of the transformative power of pain, illustrating how the depths of heartbreak can unearth the most profound and authentic expressions of art.

  • Jubair Khan
  • Jubair Khan
  • Ramzi Sleiman
    Smile ft Gurinder Seagal
  • Quinn Pohl
    Table for One, My Ghost Story
  • Jubair Khan
  • Fyras Slaiman
    Director of Photography
  • Alvaro Cea
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Oakley
    Key Cast
  • Alex Grant
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Adelakun
    Key Cast
    "Lil B"
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Music
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red Komodo
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Director Biography - Jubair Khan

Jubair Khan is a video producer whose experience working with NGOs has taken him to film stories all over the world. He is Bangladeshi but he was born in Reading, England. At university he studied English Literature.

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Director Statement

"Melody" is a deeply personal film that examines the intricate emotions and struggles experienced by artists, particularly musicians, who find themselves at a crossroads between creative stagnation and the fleeting nature of time.
As the director of this project, I connected with the characters on a profound level, feeling as though their journey mirrored my own and that of countless artists who have felt the weight of unfulfilled potential.
Throughout the creative process, I aimed to capture the essence of longing and the haunting specter of missed opportunities that often plague artists. The protagonist, Ray, represents the collective voice of struggling artists who wrestle with the elusiveness of inspiration and the fear that life may pass them by without leaving a lasting mark on the world.
Through visual storytelling and the power of music, I wanted to invite the audience to connect with the film's themes on a visceral level. The cinematography captures the raw beauty of isolation, highlighting the internal struggle of an artist while emphasizing the universality of their experience. The original music, crafted with meticulous care, serves as a conduit for the characters' emotions, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in the powerful journey of self-discovery.
I really hope you enjoy our film and take a message of hope, that there is beauty and inspiration within your own struggles.