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Short Film | Telephonic

Telephonic: A Gaelic story revolving around Gregory - a single dad who possesses a phobia of phones. As his daughter, Deirdre, is sucked into the modern phone obsession, Gregory has no choice but to confront his phobia once and for all.

  • Daniel Maslen
  • Daniel Maslen
  • Daniel Maslen
  • Tom Russell - "Gregory"
    Key Cast
  • Tali F.Bowers - "Deirdre"
    Key Cast
  • Valerie Brackenridge - "Abigail"
    Key Cast
  • Abby Bowes - "Charlotte"
    Key Cast
  • Bailey Newsome
  • Karen Hill
  • Alan Hill
    Director of Photography
  • Alistair Biggar
    Sound Recordist
  • Grace MacDonald
    1st Assistant Director
  • Daniel Maslen
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Gaelic, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    600 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Scottish Gaelic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital .MOV
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • FilmG Open Awards
    City Halls: Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 1NQ
    March 27, 2015
    Nominated: Best Student Film, Nominated: Best Drama
Director Biography - Daniel Maslen

Daniel Maslen is a Film and TV graduate from Glasgow Clyde College, currently studying Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne university, London.

Having grown up in rural Perth and Kinross, Daniel primarily works in genre film, with an emphasis on Horror and Fantasy which he uses to create unique and unexpected narratives from everyday topics and situations.

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Director Statement

Telephonic was my first ever attempt at a cohesive, professional short film and plays on the emphasis of modern phone culture. I got the inspiration on the train back to my student halls. Everyone was utterly obsessed with their phones! I wanted to emphasise the dangers of phone addiction whilst figuratively expressing my personal frustration with modern communication technology in a uniquely Scottish way!

With the pressures of tight deadlines for completing the project, fitting such a large subject-matter into a five-minute time window and shooting the film in Gaelic, it was an absolute pleasure to meet the challenge with such an enormously talented cast and crew.

Telephonic went on to receive nomination for both Best Drama and Best Student Film at the 2015 BBC FilmG Awards.