Private Project

Working From Home

Working From Home is a dark comedy taking a deep dive into Casey’s daily routine. Attending those endless “back-to-back” online video meetings is tedious and none more so than their weekly three-hour session with business tycoon and CEO Roger.

Prepare yourself for an insight into this bright company director's way of dealing with the boredom of pointless regular meetings with their boss. Is it a way of asserting subliminal power and authority. What do you do to pass the time?

  • Mick Child
    Clachtoll Broch, Bluebell Railway, Villa, Never Too Young Never Too Old
  • Mick Child
  • Mick Child
  • Em-J Smith
    Key Cast
  • Dane Foxx
    Key Cast
    Villa, Never Too Young Never Too Old
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C500 MKII
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Director Biography - Mick Child

Mick Child has been a photographer since he was 12 years of age albeit until recently an amateur. He has also written as an amateur writer and produced short films with his son George for 13 years, helping him to learn to use the equipment and think about the structure of production within film.

After 30 years as a railway electrification engineer Mick retired and set up a photography business with a view to helping his son, then 14, to improve his skills with a camera. In 2017 George decided that his interests lay in film production, so their company Forge Photography Ltd started to invest in professional videography equipment. In 2020 the company changed its name to better reflect their ambitions; Forge Photography & Film Production Limited.

George is now 20 years old and in his second year at Leeds Beckett University studying for a degree in filmmaking. George is DP for our company.

In this production however, Mick goes it alone with the filming and writing of the narrative. In the background though, they are working on a number of documentaries the details of which can be found on our website.

This is Mick's sixth year of his journey as a filmmaker and he hasn't regretted one single moment of it.

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Director Statement

I guess this is really an experimental film. Experimental because I filmed it entirely on my Laowa 24mm macro lens. I really wanted to see how the film would look through this ridiculous lens which I normally reserve for my nature photography of bees, ants and the like. There are so many disadvantages, like having to push up the ISO setting, throw as much light as I have at my disposal and have my subject millimetres from the lens at any given time, taking care not to keep hitting and prodding them with it.

It is a dark comedy, something I'm rather a fan of and whilst I did say last year that I wouldn't write another piece of fiction, I couldn't resist the temptation of putting this idea down on paper. After all, I've produced over 4-hours of serious documentary so far this year, about difficult subjects, so I needed a bit of light relief.

Buying the prop is a story in itself. I purchased the vibrator from the York branch of Anne Summers and when the staff found out I was planning on making a film, and I'd persuaded them it was all in the best possible taste, we shared some very funny stories.

A massive thank you goes out to Em-J and Dane for their ongoing support with this madness, and my wife Hayley for financing this production (I used the personal bank card by mistake - oops). I also want to thank Dr James and Sarah at Brighton Rocks International Film Festival, for encouraging us to continue and not be scared of trying new things. I draw my inspiration from my past consecutive two years of attending this incredibly well supported and passionate film festival.