PRICE OF LIFE

Successful life coach LUCAS EVANS makes millions selling the ultimate commodity; a better life. In a world where everyone wants to be fixed, he’s packaged happiness into a brand. But when one of his clients commits suicide during a seminar, he is forced to question his price of life.

PRICE OF LIFE looks at the addictive and brain-washing qualities of the self-help culture and the codependent relationship between a guru and his followers

  • B Welby Delimere
    Director
    Inbox, Bodies
  • B Welby Delimere
    Writer
    Inbox, Bodies
  • Chris Hees
    Producer
    The Bigger Picture, How I Didn't Become a Piano Player
  • Ben Aldridge
    Key Cast
    "Lucas Evans"
    Fleabag, Our Girl
  • Zoe Boyle
    Key Cast
    "Nadia Stewert"
    Downton Abbey, Frontier
  • Daisy Boulton
    Key Cast
    "Alex"
  • Roisin Kelly
    Key Cast
    "Andrea"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, dark, comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - B Welby Delimere

B graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in 2013 and went on to win the Royal Television Award for Best Student Film with her graduate film UNTITLED BLUES. Her award winning films have been shown at many international film festivals including Underwire, Encounters, Dublin International, Palm Springs and Byron Bay International. Her short film BODIES was premiered at Galway Film Fleadh in 2015 and is now in development as a feature with producers Helen Gladders & Chris Hees. B’s last film INBOX has screened at over 30 festivals including Oxford Film Festival, Irish Screen America, Irish London Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, KinoFilm, Tallgrass and Heartland Film Festival.

B recently completed short film PRICE OF LIFE which and is currently in development with BridgeWay Films to turn the story of a troubled life coach into a feature.

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Director Statement

There is a current epidemic of life coaches. Everyone wants the ideal life. Just as self elected messiahs seek affirmation of their ego, we give narcissists the microphone. In an era where religion and spiritual leaders have been stripped away, instead we idolise demagogues, politicians, corporations and celebrities. In a society with a paradoxical impulse for reflexive cynicism and hero worship it’s difficult to distinguish demigods from leaders.

We grow up hearing tales of damsels in distress and knights in shining armour so from an early age we are programmed to believe that for every victim there is a saviour. Enter the messiah, the cult leader, the one to heal us. But what kind of person fills this role? Affirmation feeds the leaders ego, filling them with a sense of limitless power. Narcissists need our need and so we see the victim and rescuer complexes play out in an endless cycle.