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What Was Lost

‘What Was Lost’ is a poignant and introspective character study following the journey of Robyn, a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. As the story unfolds, we see Robyn grappling with feelings of isolation and uncertainty, as she tries to make sense of the world around her. Along the way, she turns to her love of music and the natural beauty of the outdoors for solace. The film is a powerful exploration of self-discovery, and the transformative power of finding one's own way.

  • Simeon Gooderham
  • Will Collard
  • Toby Hall
  • Liv Prudence
    Key Cast
  • Ludmila Asparuhova
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Lane
    Boom Operator
  • Ben Cox
    Location Manager
  • Matt Bond
  • Will Collard
    Director of Photography
  • Simeon Gooderham
    Bonfires (2023)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Director Biography - Simeon Gooderham

Simeon Gooderham is a passionate filmmaker with a lifelong love for storytelling through cinema. Inspired by the captivating power of movies, he honed his skills during college, working on various projects and gaining valuable on-set experience as a Location Marshall for "Black Cake."

Selected for the prestigious BFI Film Academy through Somerset Film, Simeon crafted a compelling short film that earned himself a Bronze Arts Award, showcasing his talents to a wider audience.

His college years showcased his editing and directing prowess in the acclaimed short film "LOOP," which garnered over 60,000 YouTube views. Undeterred by challenges, Simeon's dedication shone in his most recent work, "What Was Lost," exploring profound themes through thought-provoking storytelling.

Now, as he enters university, Simeon remains driven to bring compelling narratives to the big screen, continuously pushing the boundaries of his creativity. With an unwavering commitment to filmmaking, Simeon Gooderham seeks to make an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

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Director Statement

In creating "What Was Lost," I aimed to explore the profound and universal themes of self-discovery and the journey through grief and loss. The story of Robyn, written by Will Collard, allowed me to delve into the complexities of human emotions, the resilience of the human spirit, and the transformative power of memories. Through this film, I wanted to convey the idea that losing someone dear not only leaves a void in our lives but also challenges us to find new versions of ourselves.

"What Was Lost" is a deeply personal film that I hope resonates with audiences on an emotional level. Grief is a universal experience, and I believe that sharing these intimate stories on the screen can provide a sense of catharsis and understanding for those who have faced similar struggles. By depicting the complexities of loss, love, and human connection, I aspire to remind viewers of the importance of cherishing the moments we have with the ones we love.