Private Project

You are Cold

A socially-underdeveloped man is ecstatic when his one-night stand returns the morning after. He thinks its round two, but when she doesn’t comply, he pursues her in a terrifying manner.

  • Keshav Shree
    Key Cast
  • Evangelina Burton
    Key Cast
  • Keshav Shree
    Writer and Director
  • Keshav Shree
    Producer
  • Bar Producciones
    Producer
  • Estefania Carpio
    Director of Photography
  • Santiago Monroy
    1st AC
  • Ben Smith
    2nd AC
  • Abel Estrada
    Production Designer
  • Cat Castro
    Gaffer
  • Jack Buckner
    Sound Recordist
  • Omie Craden
    Sound Designer
  • Omie Craden
    Re-recording Mixer
  • Estefania Carpio
    Editor
  • Santiago Monroy
    Editor
  • Aiden Tobin
    Colour Grading
  • Jose Luis Esquivel
    Music Composer
  • Alana Redick
    Covid-19 Supervision & Catering
  • Emma Beinish
    Title Design
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

This is Keshav Shree’s directorial debut. His work is inspired by social criticism of what affects him as a 30-year old Indian immigrant male including everything from racism, colonialism and cultural appropriation to feminism, veganism and climate change. He aspires to develop his unique style of story-telling whether that be with comedy or drama, allowing audiences to reflect on the finer details of society that often go amiss.

Keshav has a background in Medicine working as a doctor in A&E, Acute Medicine and Vaccination centres. He started his directorial journey whilst in medical school where he directed drama society theatre productions and attended evening acting classes and helped direct fellow actors in monologues and short plays. Later during acting school at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he wrote and assisted in directing “Swipe Left” – a comedy questioning the throw-away culture of online dating. (https://youtu.be/z69KJl7EcJI)

During the pandemic, he was assistant director for "Arts for Essential Workers" - an online theatre company that put up monthly monologues and short plays for key workers. He also wrote and performed “Coronation Chicken,” a monologue based on his own experience in A&E, that highlights a non-glamorous role of junior doctors, in stark contrast to their heroic profiles in the pandemic – examining rectums. It aims to humanise doctors and explores the nitty gritty of medicine bringing humility to their work. (https://youtu.be/3ltr8vexZFU)

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Director Statement

“You are cold” explores the issue of male education and toxic masculinity. Aryan is a socially underdeveloped man who hasn’t had the right role models in his life and is consequentially, detached from normal social signals. His education is limited to what he finds online, and the culture of toxic masculinity has led him to loneliness, porn and dating apps. This short allows the audience to see a different angle to the “me too” movement, giving insight into female sexual harassment and assault from someone who might carry out such behaviour. This uncomfortable short highlights the need for proper and early education around sex, consent and compassion.

From "You are Cold," Keshav learnt exponentially about the different aspects of filmmaking; including pre-production shot-lists, working with the DOP and AD, but also in-production directing actors, cinematographer and sound, as well as, directing music and editing in post-production. Keshav’s experience as a doctor of leading and directing multiple healthcare workers to ensure the best patient care, all while working under stress and time restraints has built him transferable skills – that are not too dissimilar from directing a film set.