Then, Again

'Then, Again' is an experimental, interpretive narrative short film set in the mid 1940s. The Film focuses on the effects of grief & loss from a morbidly beautiful perspective.
The day you lose someone, although it may not seem so, isn't the worst - It's all the days they stay gone...

  • Edward Thompson
    Director
  • Hannah Richardson
    Director
  • Hannah Richardson
    Key Cast
    "Marie"
  • Hannah Richardson
    Writer
  • Edward Thompson
    Writer
  • Hannah Richardson
    Music Covers
  • Edward Thompson
    Music Covers
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Psycologoical, Interpretive, Expressionism, Art, arthouse
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, BMPCC 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • V.i.Z Film Festival

    Bulgaria
    Best Short Film
  • Cooper Awards

    Ukraine
    Best Cinematography Short Film
  • Lift-Off First Time Filmmaker Sessions
    London
    Official Selection
  • Paus TV
    London
    February 22, 2022
    Exclusive Online Premiere
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York
    Semi-Finalist
  • Rome Prisma Awards
    Rome
    Finalist
  • Kings Cross Film Awards
    London
    Semi-Finalist Best Short Drama
Director Biography - Edward Thompson, Hannah Richardson

• EDWARD THOMPSON

Independent Filmmaker/Director. Studied Film Production at Salford University, graduating in 2021.
Director / Production Design / Cinematographer

• HANNAH RICHARDSON

Professional Actress & Singer. Trained at ArtsEd London in Acting, graduating in 2019.
Toured the US with Sting’s musical ‘The Last Ship’ in 2020.
First time Independent Filmmaking & Directing.

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Director Statement

Being a crew of only two has given us great freedom over the project, allowing us to work with the film as it naturally developed. It was very important to us that as much of the film as possible would be produced from 'scratch'.

Performing and recording our own covers for music was a great chance to delve into another area of the creative process. Using as many practically achievable means as necessary on set was something that helped the narrative develop organically, we played towards new and exiting spontaneous creative decisions.

Working through the limitations of the pandemic was another challenge that thankfully the small nature of the project allowed us to remain in control of the practicality of the film.

Hannah Richardson’s performance in the role of ‘Marie’ projected the professionalism and immersion of the film beyond the intended narrative. Her complex use of emotion was integral to the characters development from start to finish. Being able to discover importance and meaning in the smallest of moments allowed us to see further behind the context of the film. Having the ability to absorb the audiences perspective and inhabit the room alongside ‘Marie’ gave a sense of surreal immersion in the narratives most emotionally driven moments.

Having been able to continue to practice our passion for the arts over the past year has been greatly appreciated. Being such a small production has allowed us to push through and create something we are both very proud of and can’t wait to share with everyone!