No Hard Feelings

Rodney’s crumbling ego is at breaking point and if his best pal Slim can’t whip him into shape before his big date tonight, he might just lose it.

(Shot in Indonesia, on the iPhone 11 Pro Max)

  • Paul Henri
  • James Ballard
  • James Ballard
  • Paul Henri
  • Paul Henri
  • Frank Magree
  • James Ballard
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    5 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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    Iphone 4k HD
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Director Biography - James Ballard, Paul Henri

Paul Henri:

Paul Henri is an American born, Australian based award-winning actor, and director.

His notable film credits include James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge, Fatal Honeymoon (dir. Nadia Tass), Inheritance(dir. Tyler Savage), The Subjects (dir. Robert Mond). And The Very Excellent Mr Dundee (dir. Dean Murphy)

Paul has also appeared in guest roles for television on Rush for Network Ten, Magazine Wars on ABC, Wentworth Prison on Foxtel. Glitch on Netflix. He also voiced the character of “DJ Fresh McFresh Fresh” in Gwen Stefani’s cartoon series Kuu Kuu Harajuku.

Paul has also appeared in numerous stage productions highlighted by About Tommy (dir. Kat Henry). Aside from acting, Paul is an avid writer and creator of several projects.

Paul’s short film Sengatan, which he co-directed, premiered at MIFF in 2017 and went on to win numerous awards internationally and throughout Australia. These include Best Film at Gold Coast Film Festival, Noosa International Film Festival and Sanctuary Film Festival, and Best Editing at Flickerfest.

Paul is currently in the development stages for the series September 87 of which he is a co-creator, writer and actor, in partnership with international distributor Rockzeline.

James Ballard:
As a cinematographer and director, James has worked across the globe; from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, Morocco to Malaysia, Iraq to India on feature documentaries, TVCs, branded content and most things in between.

When he’s not shooting or cutting he enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

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Director Statement

We're absolutely thrilled to share our film, 'No Hard Feelings'.

We were very lucky and pleased 'No Hard Feelings' went on to be premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival earlier last year and went on to screen at three other Academy Award-qualifying film festivals, including Calgary, Aspen ShortFest and Athens International Film Festival and then Byron Bay Film Festival.

Having had success with our previous films, both here in Australia and internationally, we decided to mix it up and do something that we'd admired (and envied) in other filmmakers - shoot 'No Hard Feelings' predominantly on an iPhone. ( About 5% of the footage was shot on a DJI drone )

After a handful of test shoots here in Melbourne, Australia, we packed our bags, took a deep breath and journeyed to the stunning location of Canggu, Indonesia. 

In all honesty, we didn't entirely know what to expect. Our intention was to shoot the majority of the film during sunrise and sunset and take advantage of the incredible landscapes and golden natural light, however we also found ourselves filming at nighttime, in the ocean and also underwater! From the moment we landed it was full steam ahead and we couldn't be more excited with the outcome.

‘No Hard Feelings’ is deliberately set in a nondescript time, so our overall aesthetic and grade has a slightly 'ageless' filmic quality. Having recently conducted a test on a cinema screen, we're stoked with how the footage has turned out - it's totally superseded our expectations.
Our film is obviously a comedy - it's absurd, ridiculous and playful - but the narrative is also infused with a genuine sense of heart, inspired from heartbreak and a time of real confusion and self-doubt. In saying that, we hope it delivers on it's happy ending :)

We hope you enjoy our film as much as we enjoyed making it.

Thanks for taking the time to consider it for your festival and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

Paul Henri