Private Project

Oi, Nathan

On the same day that his older brother is being released from prison, Nathan decides to skip school and see him. In between killing time around town and running into various people from his life, Nathan begins to question whether he wants to go home after all.

  • Thomas Rowe
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  • Thomas Rowe
    Circe and the Boy, Happy Anniversary, Requiem For a Puppet, Croste Di Polenta
  • Andrés Salas
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  • Scott Jarvis
  • Connor Frost
    Key Cast
  • Kate Lassman Long
    Key Cast
  • Helen Magee
    Key Cast
    "Nathan's Mother"
  • Mark Kuczewski
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  • Emanuele Bonomi
    Requiem for a Puppet, Circe and the Boy, Croste Di Polenta
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Sarajevo film festival
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    August 10, 2018
Director Biography - Thomas Rowe

Born in Norfolk, England, Thomas grew up with an enormous love of cinema. Childhood classics of the late eighties and early nineties, as well as cult horror masterpieces inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking.

Thomas was awarded both the Creative Skillset Bursary and a Bursary from the BBFC, which afforded him the opportunity to attend the prestigious London Film School, where he was involved in many well-received projects as both Director and Cinematographer.

Oi, Nathan is his graduation film and was shot on location in his hometown of King's Lynn and features a standout performance from the film's young lead.

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Director Statement

Making 'Oi, Nathan', was hugely significant to me for many reasons. As my graduation project for an MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School, I wanted to make a film that was personal and engaging. For inspiration I returned to my hometown and wrote a script about a young boy who skives off school but is hesitant to return home, despite what he tells everyone.

The locations are all places that I used to walk and play as a child and many of which are centred around the road that I grew up on, which helped give the whole project an organic and natural feel.
I wanted to use non-professional actors as much as possible, especially for the main character of Nathan, as I felt that it was imperative to portray the character as authentically as possible. Connor was cast from my former high school and had never acted before, however it was clear immediately that he had a level of natural talent and charisma that made him absolutely perfect for the role.

The crew was small but extremely passionate, dedicated and hardworking and I truly hope we have produced a film that people can relate to and enjoy, whilst also showing them a part of England that is not often explored in film.