Private Project


Traumen is a psychological departure from the cold light of day.
Matthew, a reserved and enigmatic private investigator returns to London to assist a mutual friend. Events slide into ambiguity when a simple job U-turns. Meanwhile, Matthew is somewhere else entirely...

  • Nick Ward
  • Nick Ward
  • John Ward
  • Nick Ward
  • Sean Kearney
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Nick Ward

BA Hons 16mm Film & Digital Production (UCA)
MRES Humanities and Culture (London Consortium) My thesis explored the Film Essay Form.
Work and Live in London as a freelance Director/Lighting Cameraman but focuses on writing and producing independent film.

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Director Statement

This is my first narrative production. We shot Traumen in 5 days using the Black Magic Pocket with no lights or grip, and spent a great deal of time finding locations that had the right lighting. The main unit crew was under 5 to keep us within the law regarding filming independently on the streets of London. The project was self funded at £2,500 (mainly to pay my crew for their hard work). I enjoyed very minuet, but it certainly tested my abilities as a director with little control over the environment, and i made some valuable mistakes. Ive just commenced writing an loose adaptation of Robert Musil's 'Man without Qualities' which i hope to produce next year