Experiencing Interruptions?


I see my film, “Despondency” like an abstract art. Existing in thought, or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. Nelson Luis who plays “Alex Burnett”, the character is a direct reflection of having an existing in thoughts, but not in words or actions (physical). The structure is built as to allow us (filmmakers) freedom to manipulate and persuade. To me, this is being creative in storytelling through the lens of a camera, where the visuals overpower the dialogues.

“Despondency” falls in the genre of psychological thriller, where its character experiences unstable or delusional psychological states, in a sense of sometimes having a "dissolving sense of reality”. Existing in thoughts in Alex Burnett’s mind drives him mentally unstable, thus losing and dissolving the sense of reality around him.

  • Winston Lim
  • Winston Lim, Kelson Tan, Goncalo Morgado
  • Winston Lim
  • Nelson Luis
    Key Cast
    "Alex Burnett"
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    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Winston Lim

Winston Lim, a young cinematography enthusiast aims to portray the film’s story in the most cinematic and compelling way. Born in Malaysia on April 1997, at the age of 21, Winston furthers his film studies to the United Kingdom commencing on September 2018, hoping to build a solid network and skillsets before heading out to the industry.

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Director Statement

Winston is known for his obsession towards perfect cinematography, as it is the way how the film will look visually. “People want to see their film in the most cinematic way possible, just like how the stories can evoke their emotions”. With his latest student short film, he stated that “the most beautiful cinematography ever done, period.”