The Journey You'll Take

A letter to my former self. This documentary is based Laura's letter to her 10 year old self. Now 20, there is a lot to say about moving from Hungary to England. From excitement to culture shock, this film aims to give an insight into what it's like to be a 1st generation immigrant.

  • Laura Makai
  • Laura Makai
  • Filip Bos
  • Ethan Thomas
    Director of Photography
  • Nathan Jackson
    Editor and 1st AC
  • Elliot Smith
    Gaffer and Sound Designer
  • Thomas Calcutt
  • Laura Makai
    Key Cast
    "Narrator/ Laura"
  • Filip Bos
    Key Cast
  • Jesse Hall
    Key Cast
  • Klaudia Solska
    Key Cast
  • Sam Leeloo
    Key Cast
  • Lorcan Smith
    Key Cast
    "Voice Actor"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Poetic, Participatory, Performative, Culture, Immigration, Documentary, Identity, Student, Short, Hungary, Hungarian, British, Bilingual, Multi Cultural
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    30 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Hungarian
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Gloucestershire
Director - Laura Makai
Director Statement

This film was made in my second year of Film Production at the University of Gloucestershire. Pitching day was 2 days before my 20th birthday so I was feeling quite nostalgic at the time. Hence why I decided to write a letter to my younger self about the soul crushing identity crisis that comes with having spent a decade each in 2 very different countries and cultures, especially when the whole world currently lives by the idea of "us and them" when it comes to different nationalities and cultures... So I made a film about it!