I can’t pretend I have a big film CV about which to wax lyrically – however I did direct this short for BBC2 – Boom Boom Clap – written by Caroline Loncq, produced by Diane Whitley, with the wonderful Roger Bonnici behind the camera – and starring Sarah Beauvoisin as a shy young woman in search of a light, who discovers a whole new world that lights up her life. It was shot on Super 16 – that’s celluloid folks!! – and also comes from an age when it was still legal to smoke in clubs. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival as the support short for East Is East and played in Cannes and a variety of other short film festivals where it would usually come fourth or fifth. If you have a spare eight minutes you can watch by Boom Boom Click-ing here.
One day I must make another film….