Bubbles, A Synopsis

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SYNOPSIS

Bubbles is a tense and atmospheric short film about a little girl who witnesses an act of horrible violence at home, and how it drives her to despair and obsession.

LONG SYNOPSIS

Living in London with her South Asian grandparents, Bubbles sits watching Hindi film songs on the TV. Around her, the family is stifled by an atmosphere of thinly veiled violence – a shouting grandfather; a grandmother (Nani, played by Shabana Azmi) obsessively chopping betel nut; an uncle washing obsessively. Uncle (Christopher Simpson) and grandfather (Bhasker Patel) are at each other’s throats. And in spite of Nani’s attempts to protect Bubbles, when this violence is unleashed, the child sees too much and her world changes forever.

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My Father’s Son… or Memory Lane

Sorting through photos of our shoot in 2007, I thought I’d share some of my faves….

Tom Havelock, Christopher Simpson, Alex Sayhi and Nathalie Richard rehearsing (Photos Courtesy of Jane Burke)
Tom Havelock, Christopher Simpson, Alex Sayhi and Nathalie Richard rehearsing (Photos Courtesy of Jane Burke)
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Nathalie and Chris study their scores
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Tom shows us how its done – and it is revealed that Mme. Director does not hold a tune (that’s why actors are better).
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“Yes, Monsieur Gendarme, we have a permit to shoot outside the prison (what prison?)”
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Girl Power: DP Macha Kassian, Director Nasheed and Continuity Melanie D’Orange