Not Now, Never Now

Set on the anniversary of Esha's mother's death, against the backdrop of rural Trinidad, Esha and her father Nanda go through what seems like a routine of remembrance much to Esha's dismay, but something different happens this year and new information about her mother alters the course of her life forever.

  • Oliver Milne
    Director
    Salty Dog
  • Oliver Milne
    Writer
    Salty Dog
  • Lesley-Anne Macfarlane
    Producer
  • Dinesh Maharaj
    Key Cast
    "Nanda"
  • Priyanka Nimrod
    Key Cast
    "Esha"
  • Alana Rajah
    Key Cast
    "Adult Esha"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Family, drama, magical realism
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 33 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Country of Filming:
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm, 8mm,Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9 2.40:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Oliver Milne

They say we bask in a different kind of light in the Caribbean.

Award-winning Director and Cinematographer Oliver Milne has built his craft through capturing that light and the stories that unfold beneath it through his lens with colour, warmth and humour.

Deeply introspective, he is passionate about storytelling and the process of discovery that he embarks on every project. Working through complex ideas and stories, he seeks to unearth connections not yet considered. This process of exploration mirrors his appreciation for working the limitless possibilities of analogue - his preferred medium.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the magic of storytelling in movies. Especially in tactile and older techniques. A love for all things analogue and handmade, rather than a production line of perfectly made things.”

Oliver’s work is an alchemy of process and exploration that seeks to provoke his audience to think further about the human condition and our relationships to ourselves, to others, with technology and nature.

“I am not seeking perfection, I believe there is beauty in life’s happy accidents.”

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