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POETS WITH HAMMERS

After Ty's sister is assaulted he falls into dark visions of torture upon the assailant. As Ty's fantasy's begin to spiral out of control these dark thoughts begin to effect his surroundings.

  • OTTO MAMA
    Director
  • OTTO MAMA
    Writer
  • OTTO MAMA
    Producer
  • Oliver Asante
    Key Cast
    "Ty"
    The Witcher: Blood Origin (2022), False Men (2018)
  • Daniel Roche
    Key Cast
    "Michael "
    Outnumbered (2007-2016), Just William (2010)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital & 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.43:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London South Bank University
Director Biography - OTTO MAMA

23 year old British Cypriot filmmaker from East London, UK.

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Director Statement

I made this film as it is a reflection of my own experiences with compulsive behaviour in reaction to traumatic events in my life. I wanted to contrast these characters in a way that humanises them and creates a likeness despite their differences. Both Ty and Michael are based on elements of my psyche however they seem so different. I want to show how obsession is something that consumes us regardless of how light or dark it might be. I see that for many people obsessions come from the need to fill in an emptiness inside of them. Something that could stem from all sorts of psychological trauma or conditioning. I aim to display this in my film however not in a way that is preaching a specific idea. I want to make a film that merely reflects these ideas and allows the audience to make an understanding of them.