Outward

After a life-shattering event, Darius must overcome his demons and find a way back to normality.

  • Vincent Jerome
    Director
  • Vincent Jerome
    Writer
    Fool's Errand, The Easy Lift
  • Abbie Lucas
    Producer
    The Hankerbox, Testing Greta
  • Vincent Jerome
    Producer
    Fool's Errand, The Easy Lift
  • Vincent Jerome Jerome
    Key Cast
    "Darius "
    Wonder Woman 1984, Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Vincent Jerome

After writing and producing two awarding winning shorts, Vincent has stepped behind the camera to direct Outward. Being a life-long film fan, and having worked as an actor for acclaimed directors like Patty Jenkins, Paulette Randall MBE and Michael Bay, Vincent is taking his passion, and knowledge of the craft, to put his stamp on mind-altering stories with universal themes.

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Director Statement

Outward was born out of frustration and the need to depict the visceral, and inherently relatable sensation of feeling trapped by past events. Incidents that hinder our ability to move forward and leave us physically and mentally debilitated. They are all encompassing and cannot be rationed with. If this experience sounds at all familiar, you will know that what I am describing is anxiety. However, it wasn’t enough for me to simply talk about it, I wanted to give the audience something they could feel.

In a world of unlimited content, whether it be books, music, streaming shows or films, it is important to offer up something that leaves an impression. With this in mind, I felt it was critical to create a protagonist who, on the surface, seems strong, capable and assured, only to reveal that his mental state is quite the opposite. Letting the audience see the cracks in Darius’ facade in an otherwise mundane yet intimate setting, allowed me tell a unique and personal story. I intend to throw the audience into the depths of the character’s experience whilst assuring them that there is a way out of the turmoil.