Movement Films

A UK based film production company with a focus on narrative content

True Stories Short Films

Happy 2020! To start of the year this episode of the All Sorts of Shorts podcast we looked at true story short films.

We were joined by the very talented production designer Juliana Matsubara, who also occasionally works as a director.

The true stories we looked at were:

From Executive Producer Sir Richard Branson and Writer-Director Toby Wosskow, Sides of a Horn is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence. Based on actual events, and filmed in the townships and game reserves most directly impacted by wildlife crime, this dramatic short film paints an unbiased portrait of a modern war that is tearing communities apart and driving a prehistoric species to the verge of extinction.

It’s just an ordinary day when Joel arrives at a florist’s shop to pick up his girlfriend on her first day of work. When he’s there waiting in the doorway, a car careens down the street, but Joel thinks nothing of it. But when he leads his girlfriend from the shop to their car, they hear a sound that could be a gunshot. Unsure of what he’s heard, Joel sets off to investigate the sound… and walks right into a nightmare.

Music artist Jessie Reyez narrates a dark story of an encounter with a music producer, early on in her career. Gatekeeper focuses some of the dark areas that plagues the music industry, as well as many other industries.

We hope you enjoyed listening to our true story short films episode. The next episode of All Sorts of Shorts will be out on Monday 27th Jan 2020. And we’ll be watching Comedy Musical short films, so prepare your singing voices for:

Today’s the Day (2016) – Dir. Daniel Cloud Campos
Emo the Musical (2014) – Dir. Neil Triffett
7:35 in the morning (2003) – Dir. Nacho Vigalondo

If you want to get in touch with us on social media, you can find each of us at:

Matthias Djan’s Instagram: @matthiasdjan
Bernadeta Beange’s Instagram: @berniebeange
Jamie Mills’ Twitter: @jhrm1994

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