Two children discover a hole that they can throw their mistakes into, making them disappear forever. They live without consequence. Until one day, the hole disappears, right when they need it most.
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A story about consequences and the impressionability of children.
Meet our Director, Macy Trieu-Dingle. Macy is the Writer and Director of Lurk. She has Directed Short Films, Documentaries and Music Promos, as well as having film experience in a variety of other roles, including Production Designing music promos, for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow.
Her Directing career started at 15 when she Directed, 'The Chances of Water', which went on to win the runner up prize for the 'Bill Bryson Communicating Science Award 2015'.
She then won the 'Young Filmmaker of the Year Award in 2016' for her film, 'Changing Places'', run by her school, Woolmer Hill, which was judged by a panel at Channel 4.
Later, she went on to be chosen as a Director for ''The Good Society'' as part of Eastside Trust's Educational Film Program, and then went on to be an Assistant Director and Editor for the London Film School BFI Academy. She then graduated from the NFTS BFI film course, where she worked as an Editor.
Macy then went on to gain more film experience by working as an intern at Bullion Film Productions and becoming part of the Creative Mentor Network Scheme, working under John Bannister at Pulse Films.
Since then she has Directed a variety of short films such as 'Mother Under the Bed' and 'False Wisdoms' (both awaiting Festival Runs).
Meet our Producer, Edwin Brawn. Edwin has experience Producing Short Films and Music Promos. He has a working relationship with Macy (the Director), and has Produced two Short Films for her, titled Mother Under The Bed and False Wisdoms (both awaiting Festival runs).
Edwin also has experience Producing, Production Managing and Production Assisting high end Music Promos, for labels such as Island Records, Universal Music and Sony. His recent Production Managing work won MTV's Music Video of the Week.
Meet Adam Fox, our Director of Photography. Adam has great experience working as a Director of Photography on many Music Videos, Short Films and Branded Content.
Adam and Macy have a fantastic collaborative working experience together, as Adam was the Director of Photography for Mother Under The Bed, a short film which Macy directed.
Adam is a very experienced Focus Puller/1st AC, working with acclaimed Directors of Photography, and has separately Camera Operated for many of them too.
Meet our Composer, Paul Dingle. Paul's music career started 31 years ago. He has represented Yamaha UK globally as a solo performer and composer. A highlight being representing the UK in the world finals of the Yamaha Music Festival, having won both national and European events. He made several TV appearances performing his acclaimed original compositions World War III and Joyrider, both hybrid compositions blending orchestral arrangements with period synthesisers. He has led performances as conductor across the UK. Paul believes that music provides an adjacent narrative to film making rather than merely providing colour and will be scoring this narrative for Lurk.
"In terms of style, the story reminds me of an old German fable, so I would like to deliver the story in a stylistically gloomy, yet theatrical way, with a clear narrative structure and moral message. However, I want to update the genre to suit a modern, adult audience by making the genre less predictable and more thrilling. Essentially, I see it as a "coming of age film meets old, thriller German fable''."
We plan on filming on the first week of April, shooting from Monday the 4th to Saturday the 9th. This is mainly to adhere to the child performer’s school holidays. We will need a good amount of time at each location, and to ensure that your money is spent properly, we would like to ensure that everything is shot with good care and attention. Please see the budget below to see where all of your kind donations are going!