Skúmaskot

Two siblings, a young girl and her younger brother make home to an abandoned factory surviving on limited resources. Alba, the older sister of her brother Finn grows tired of his procrastination and finds an excuse to send him away for a brief moment. However in that brief moment Finn comes across danger in the post-apocalyptic world and so Alba sets off in search to find her brother and discover if he is safe or not.
This is a 3 minute short which concentrates on the conflict in important relationships. Skúmaskot focused very much on the cinematography of each shot in order to emphasise the title 'Skúmaskot' which translates from the Icelandic language meaning 'Dark corners’.

  • Robyn Leonard
    Director
  • Sam Hudson
    Director
  • Robyn O'Brien
    Writer
  • Mark Hudson
    Key Cast
  • Ella O'Brien
    Key Cast
  • Dylan Wainman
    Editor
  • Fraser Twitchett
    Editor
  • Robyn Leonard
    DoP
  • Sam Hudson
    DoP
  • Robyn O'Brien
    Sound Operator
  • Fraser Twitchett
    Sound Operator
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, dystopian, thriller, suspense, post-apocalyptic
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Distribution Information
  • BFI
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Robyn Leonard, Sam Hudson

From York and currently studying A Levels, Robyn grew a strong interest in film making, specifically directing and cinematography, so at age 17 she attended the BFI UK Network academy in Hull and produced her first film Skúmaskot with four other young members. She will soon be attending another BFI course based in London and starting September 2017 she hopes to study Film Production at university.

Sam is an aspiring filmmaker from Beverley and has a passion for cinematography. He has grown up making films and recently, at age 16, attended a BFI Network academy in Hull, where Sam and four other filmmakers produced the film Skúmaskot. Sam is currently in his first year of A Levels and is aiming to study Film Production at university.

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Director Statement

There were many external factors affecting the outcome of Skúmaskot - one of which being natural lighting. However we were successful at working our setting with the lighting to create some interesting shots in under 6 hours. The lighting was one of the most important assets of our film as it became a tool in the storytelling of our film.