Private Project


A disgruntled and unassuming man seeks retribution against the ones responsible for the death of his dog, the delivery company who didn’t send the medicine in time.

  • Nailah Robinson
  • Nailah Robinson
  • Ofelya Tovmasyn
  • Joanns Buncelmans
  • Gary Beardsmore
    Key Cast
  • Georgina Ezuyanmike
    Key Cast
  • Tumi F-K
    Key Cast
  • Gary Baxter
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Brumfield"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,700 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Nailah Robinson

I am currently a postgraduate student studying directing at the London Film School. My love of entertainment began with a love of theater and performing. The transformative power of entertainment allows the critical reflection of, as well as an influence on culture. While exploring what this meant, I stumbled into my first film class during my undergraduate years and have been in love ever since. Prior to my film work, I wrote and directed plays. Telling the stories that haven't had the opportunity to come to life yet are what I try to do with my work.

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Director Statement

What do you do when faced with an endless loop of automated systems that refuse to patch you through to a human no matter how many times you yell “operator” or press 0? Or once they do finally patch you through, the person on the other end can’t hear you anyway and decides to hang up on you, sending you back into the automated purgatory? For me, this frustration leads to moments of intense irrational thoughts where I imagine finding this person and doing things that my mother would not approve of. Then I remember that I am a scary black woman and that if I give the world more reason to fear me, it can lead to dire and even fatal consequences. Subsequently, I return to my calm, collected “white voice.” This phenomenon, deemed code-switching, is necessary for surviving and thriving in a world where your very existence can be deemed threatening. It has been displayed from the highest levels (hello Barack Obama) down to my neighbor as she reported a rude waiter to his manager while we ate the other day. Why does any of this matter? This was the source from which “Postal” was born. William “Bill” Young is me (and many men I have encountered) without societal restrictions. At the same time, if you look behind the darkly, funny tale of Bill, you see a world where people of minority status (be that race, gender, ethnicity etc) are not afforded the same treatment, even when behaving in the same manner. “Postal” allowed me to explore what I call privilege-induced apathy. When we see only our problems, we aren’t in tune with the world around us and those who are going through the same thing, if not worse, than we are. My favorite thing about making this film has been all the conversations that I have gotten to have and overhear during the process. Our cast and crew were very diverse, and every day our conversations around perspective and experience helped me to feel less cynical about the world (and boy were some of them heated). I have always felt that laughter and love are a cure all for most of the world’s maladies. By taking a heavy topic (in this case terrorism) and finding humor in it, I feel that we bring people closer together, even if just for a while, and we created a space that opens dialogue. I hope you enjoy “Postal” just as much we did making it.