Mute

Frank, a former lifeboatman, has difficulty communicating. Sea features from 00.00.01

  • Nigel Smith
    Director
  • Ellie Walsh
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • English Riviera Film Festival
    Paignton, Devon
    United Kingdom
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection Best Animation
  • See Mor Festival

    United Kingdom
    Welsh premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Nigel Smith

After a career in medicine, Dr Nigel Smith specialises in animated documentaries exploring the subjective experience of chronic disease. His films have been selected at Film Festivals in England and Europe.

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Director Statement

'Mute' features 'Frank', a man with a rare form af Alzheimers: PPA, which affects speech first. While he attempts to communicate, the film plays out an episode from his past life.