On June 23rd we won the prestigeous Fireflies / Framepool short film competition in Cannes, with Leonard and Janet’s story:
The brief was to create a short film entitled ‘Courage’. It had to be no longer than 3 minutes, and it had to contain no less than 20% stock footage.
Mike enlisted the help of Ben Harrex at Final Cut, to cut the hour and a half long interview we had with Leonard and Janet down to precisely 3 minutes. And Rob Hughes, an expert in video archiving, then selected appropriate stock footage.
Last night, on the aptly named Courage beach, we watched the Top 10 films of the 45 entries from directors and production teams around the world. The calibre was much higher than we anticipated, with teams filming complex shots, hiring skilled actors, and sometimes adding many effects in post-production.
To our delight and overwhelming surprise, our film won gold. Beating an amazing Japanese entry and last year’s winner of Cannes Lion Young Director of the Year from LA. We are over the moon, and want to say a huge thanks to Ben and Rob, the music guys at Human Music, the sound at Factory studios and the film was graded at MPC.
The work on Going The Distance continues, and here is the latest trailer for the project: