Experiencing Interruptions?

The Day After

Establishes Isaac as positive, but frankly boring, individual as we follow along with him fulfilling his daily routines.

Act Two
Isaac is challenged as his daily cycle begins to fall into pieces all around him. Failing at trying to adapt, we climax at Isaac at his breaking point.

Act Three
After receiving some comfort when he felt all was lost, isaac gains some hindsight in the aftermath. Using this to his advantage, he begins along his new path in life, one where he is finally open to experiencing more.

  • Meyrick Tilley
  • Michael Allam
  • Heart House Media
  • who am i?
  • Michael Allam
    Key Cast
  • Caitlin Rose
    Key Cast
  • Meyrick Tilley
    Editor & Colourist
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of West England
  • Cynon Valley Film Festival 2023
    United Kingdom
    October 13, 2023
    Best Student Film Winner
Distribution Information
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    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Meyrick Tilley

Nathan "Meyrick Tilley" is a neurodiverse third-year Univeristy Student, studying at UWE Bristol.

From the Welsh Town of Bridgend, Meyrick Tilley fell in love with the world of technology before he could walk. (aka, your tech was far from safe with that little baby around)

That love still remains today. Whether it be from creating Art, Films or designs that challenge the norms of today's society and encourage self-expression and well-being, or the comforting and caring for those that need it in our hospitals, care homes, charities, online, and all over the country, my only goal in life is to make a difference, whether it be to millions of people or just to one, as when it comes to helping others, the number of which your help is irrelevant, as long as you have done your bit.

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Director Statement

Despite not being on a film degree, my third year at University gave me the opportunity to take a one-semester module to create a short film. One opportunity that I could not miss.

While only creating random projects with a few friends when I was younger, I became deeply immersed in the creation of "The Day After".

Along with my group member, the writer and actor of/in the film Michael Allam, we hopped to create something a little different from the other student short films that were being made.

Lousy acting in student films? Just make your character not say a word and be completely over-expressive.

Mistakes like out-of-focus shots? Make it a part of the film to resemble how unhinged the charter is at that moment.

The rule of not looking at the camera? How about not only just looking, but staring at it for a good 5 seconds while walking towards it in an extreme close-up?

We not only set out to make a film poking fun at other student films, as seen by the extreme inspiration in things like colour grading and framing, but to also mention how, no matter how dramatic it is depicted, the addiction of the modern world to repetitive lives, to the point of unhealthiness, is just that. Unhealthy.

I hope you enjoy the short film, and while we may not be film students and this was our first film on a non-film course, we would love to hear your feedback, no matter how constructive!