The King Of The Forest

This short film is an artistic piece with a non-linear narrative and visuals pertaining to themes & ideas from the accompanying soundtrack and album; Le Roi De La Forêt. A film to paint a picture of the current quality of living for young people in low-income areas. the visuals contain compositional imagery that if paused at any moment can be a still image in a series of photos about representation in London.

  • Leroy Da Silva
    Director
  • Leroy Da Silva
    Cinematography
  • Quyen Nguyen
    Cinematography
  • Ashleigh Archer
    Cinematography
  • Leroy Da Silva
    Editor
  • Leroy Da Silva
    Writer
  • Delmar Da Silva
    Key Cast
  • Tariq Lowe
    Key Cast
  • Favour Jonathon
    Key Cast
  • Leroy Da silva
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le Roi De La Forêt
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Leroy Airosa Da Silva
  • RTS Student Awards

    United Kingdom
    March 20, 2020
    Lenny Henry Award, Comedy & Entertainment and Craft Skills: Editing
Director Biography - Leroy Da Silva

Known professionally as ROYOS (Reflect On Your Old Self), Leroy Da Silva is a Musician & Filmmaker from South-East London who is overflowing with talent, blessing the world with a fresh, alternative and new sound inspired by artists such as Octavian, Knucks and Sango. ROYOS is also Director & Videographer; skills he incorporates when creating his own projects.

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Director Statement

The reason I chose to tackle this topic in such a way is because I am not a politician, I don’t believe I have the means to provide a solution, but as a Content creator I believe I can shed light on the issues in a way that is appealing to those affected as well as those unaware.

Making this film freed me from the boundaries of a short film with a narrative and allowed me to approach this more like a piece of art that contains stimuli for almost all of the senses and with this realization, I was able to create it without worrying about the connotations that the audiences would get from watching this.

Similarly to a Painting in a gallery, before reading the artist dossier, each spectator comes up with their own interpretation of what they think the artist is trying to say based on their own life experiences.