Experiencing Interruptions?

Tribute to Arthur

Logline: A petty thief targets lonely old ladies to fund her drug addiction, but this time things don't go exactly as planned.
Karen, a petty thief with a drug addiction is walking down a deserted road when she spots Dorothy, a lonely old widow who is very happy and excited to have a guest over. Karen plans to get a few things and make her escape but events take another turn and she finds herself in the house for a lot longer than she had imagined.

  • Usha Sharma
  • Saeed Afridi
  • Usha Sharma
  • Nicole Massie
    Key Cast
  • Rosie Ferris
    Key Cast
  • Nabeel Hussain
    Key Cast
    "News reader"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony PMW F3 with Zeiss
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Metfilm school, ealing
Director Biography - Usha Sharma

Usha studied film making with the intention of making films and documentaries which would raise awareness and educate people in these social issues which she felt strongly about. She wanted to give a voice to these people who had none.
Usha went on to pursue her Masters in Film and TV Art from the University of Westminster and then studied Producing from Metfilm school in Ealing.
She is now actively involved in filming and writing scripts about social issues and mainly focusses on issues faced by the Asian community. She recently filmed a short documentary on the discrimination and abuse faced by the Asian LGBTQI community in the Asian society by their own people and their own families.
Filmmaking is a passion for Usha and she would like to make many more films which would raise awareness and focus on social issues which normally are gone unnoticed.
Usha Sharma is a professional psychotherapist and counsellor. She has worked as a volunteer counsellor in many women’s centre including Hillingdon Women’s Centre where she was awarded a Certificate of Merit for her support to the community.
During the course of her career, Usha met many women and teenagers who suffered from domestic abuse, sexual abuse and abandonment issues. This got her thinking about the actual support which was available for these women. Many women were actually forced to go back to their abusive partners which resulted in horrific results.

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Director Statement

I am a psychotherapist by profession and the human mind to me is very intriguing. I had been toying about this idea of how women deal with abuse and what forms it can take on the human psyche and this led to this interesting idea about this lonely widow who lives alone and looks very normal but is not at all what she looks like.
The lockdown played an important part in forming this story as the idea was to first make a story about two women are stuck together in one house and how things eventually take shape.
This story eventually took the shape that even took me by surprise, though i directed it myself and I am really happy with the result. It is my first direction and will always be special to me and close to my heart.