Leo undergoes a modern form of therapy that allows patients to visually recall their memories in order to overcome underlying trauma. As his therapist guides him through forgotten moments from his past, Leo begins to question whether the process can be trusted.

  • Lewis Coates
    When Voices Unite (2017)
  • Lewis Coates
    When Voices Unite (2017)
  • Julie Colman
    Earl Grey (2017), Random Acts
  • Grant Black
    Hollyoaks, The Cut, Random Acts
  • Lewis Coates
    When Voices Unite (2017)
  • Nick Stone
  • The Felix Mater Society
    Meat on Bones (2016), The Truants (2016),
  • Nico Mirallegro
    Key Cast
    Peterloo, My Mad Fat Diary, Rillington Place
  • Nathalie Cox
    Key Cast
    "Doctor Michelle"
    Exam, Kingdom of Heaven,
  • Rosie Gray
    Key Cast
  • Mariah Louca
    Key Cast
  • Sam Travis
    Eat Your Principles, Meat on Bones, The Truants
  • Ana Garcia Rico
    Eat Your Principles, Meat on Bones
  • Dan Christophersen
  • Cristian Majer
  • David Housden
    Q.U.B.E. 2
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Prague International Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    August 8, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lewis Coates

Lewis Coates was nominated as Best New Filmmaker at IMDb's 2019 awards after winning Best Screenplay at Largo Film Awards for his short film When Voices Unite, which was funded and distributed by Channel 4's Random Acts. His most recent short 'Re-displacement' won Best UK Short and Best Director awards at UK film festivals and is distributed by Gunpowder & Sky's sci-fi platform 'DUST'.
He is an ambitious writer/director, whose high-concept films explore what it is to be human in today’s society, often creatively utilising elements of genre film to explore very personal issues. He is currently developing and producing two BFI-backed short films.

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Director Statement

Re-displacement is a film about memory and trauma, exploring how experiences in our formative years shape our identity in unseen ways. I wanted to create a high-concept film that uses sci-fi conventions to explore complex emotional themes in an objective way, but at the heart of this film is a very personal drama.

The story explores the ways we suppress traumatic memories to protect ourselves, posing questions about whether this is effective self-preservation or a form of self-sabotage. I wanted to immerse the viewer into a very volatile world and chose to take them on a predominantly visual journey that replicates the erratic, unpredictable nature of a mind in crisis.