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Not Too Far Away From Paradise

Louisa a pregnant woman, goes to visit her mother after having been away for a while. Through this interaction, a difficult secret from the past emerges again explaining why this mother and daughter have been separate for so long.

  • Samuel James Thomson
  • Samuel James Thomson
  • Pranati Wadhwa
  • Anna Ivankovic
    Key Cast
    The Draft
  • Leila Wetton
    Key Cast
    "Young Juliet"
    Treaters, Camp Monster "The Mauler", The Well, Deathcember,
  • Megan Manning-Burton
    Key Cast
    "Older Juliet "
  • Aurora Harris
    Key Cast
    BBC's Rules of the Game, Birthday Blues (short film), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University for the Creative Arts
Director Biography - Samuel James Thomson

Samuel James Thomson is a Swiss British writer and director, recently graduated from the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham.

He holds his main inspirations from European Art House cinema, holding in high regards auteurs such Tarkovsky, Bergman, Godard, Kieślowski and Fellini.

His graduation film: "Not too far away from Paradise" is about to start its festival run in early May.

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Director Statement

I don't try and tell stories, I try to take my audience through a journey which will trigger a strong emotional response. I want my audience to connect emotionally to my films more than them understanding the story.