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Sunnyside Close

Seventeen-year-old Luke lives with his Rottweiler Munch in the post-Brexit countryside of South England.
Luke is an artist, but struggles with being emotionally detached from his surroundings. Luke battles with his creativity, addiction and loneliness in his attempt to find a path to self discovery.
The film asks the question: Is it possible to be creative, without destroying one’s mind?

  • William Magnussen
    Director
  • William Magnussen
    Writer
  • William Magnussen
    Producer
  • Luke James Bruce
    Key Cast
    "Luke"
  • Pelle D. Johansen
    Editor
  • Oliver Malone
    Sound Design
  • Victor Espasandín
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    60 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Fatamorgana - Danish National School Of Art Photography
Director Biography - William Magnussen

William Magnussen. Born in 1998. Raised in Copenhagen / Amager.

Educated at K.U.B.A production school - Visual Arts, Station Next Avedøre - Roden 1 & Stammen, KUU K.U.B.A - Creative communication, KUU Afuk - Film assistant and Fatamorgana - Danish National School Of Art Photography.

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Director Statement

Sunnyside Close - Statement.

Before I made Sunnyside Close, I was in a period of my life where I didn't feel in touch with my own body and emotions. I felt I had to push myself to the extreme to feel anything and finally be creative.
I made the film to ask myself the question: Can one be creative, without destroying one’s mind? Are self-destructive habits the only way to deal with one's emotions and creativity?

Personal Statement.

Primary school was never for me. After being criticized by teachers for eight years, I decided in eighth grade that I wanted to make films and tell stories. I therefore made a plan: to survive the rest of school, then make films. Film is my way of understanding myself, other people and the world around me.