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What's on the Other Side?: A Prison Pen Pal Story (10 Minute Cut)

Director Sam Oddie tells his experience of how a random encounter with a prisoner behind bars changed the shape of his lockdown with someone who has been isolated for 30 years.

  • Sam Oddie
    D'vina, Lets Stop There
  • Sam Oddie
  • Sam Oddie
  • Sam Oddie
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student, Television
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Prison, Experimental, Student, Award Winning Director
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital SLR
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Director Biography - Sam Oddie

Sam Oddie is a Manchester based filmmaker. His last film D'vina, debuted at HOME Cinema's Filmed Up Programme, then went on to screen at 5 film festivals. Including the Cardiff International Film Festival and was nominated for best Documentary. He is a Young Talent for Arts Emergency, producing and presenting the ''Getting Started Podcast;; with guests including James Moran and Cassie Bradley. Most recently, What's on the Other Side? was included in their Breakthroughs Campaign. Being presented infront of the Museum of London.

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Director Statement

I wanted to make a film that really showed how finding new experiences could make life more interesting. And to make a documentary that invokes creativity and art over statistics, factual storytelling we're used to seeing. I think this gives the film an overall flare