Experiencing Interruptions?

The Importance of Acquiescence

A young woman’s day is interrupted when an uninvited film crew take over her home.

  • Callum Simpson
  • Callum Simpson
  • Callum Simpson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Louise Maloney
    Key Cast
  • Brad Aaron Hedley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, surrealism, fantasy, absurdist, thriller
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Sunderland
  • Royal Television Society
    United Kingdom
    February 26, 2022
    Winner: Best Student Entertainment or Comedy
  • National Youth Film Awards
    United Kingdom
    December 10, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Callum Simpson

Callum Simpson is a Writer/Director from Thornaby-on-Tees, North-East England. After graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Digital Film Production from The University of Sunderland he has went on to begin his professional career working within the crew on projects such as Wonka, Pennyworth and Batgirl. Callum is known for his surreal subject matter and use of imaginative visuals to bring his stories to life.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

This film was the culmination of 5 years of film education and my opportunity to prove myself as a director on a higher level than I had reached previously. I set out to craft a unique story filled with all of the elements I had fallen in love with along the way: surrealism, absurd comedy, challenging camera shots, garish colours & eccentric characters. I am so proud of this film and feel it has great potential to be expanded upon. I adore creating crazy worlds like this and the accolades bestowed upon it so far fills me with joy. I can’t wait to continue my journey and see what happens next.