- Good concept
- Good acting
- funny in places
A group of failed creatives who faithfully support each other until their true feelings are revealed. Is honesty really the best policy?
The idea for ‘Liars’ came off the back of showing my first short film, ‘Sorinne’, to friends and family. The feedback to ‘Sorinne’ was positive but I couldn’t help but wonder whether they were just trying to spare my feelings. I found the notion of dishonest praise to be rather comical where you’re caught between a rock and a hard place if someone close to you asks you to comment on their dream, their passion, and they’re actually rubbish at it – should you encourage someone if they’re going to invest time and money in something they’re not very good at, or do you tell them the cold hard truth?
We decided to do the film in a single shot in order to highlight the snowballing effect as the characters’ facades come down one by one and to basically refrain from cutting the tension of the social train wreck as things go from bad to worse. It was a tough shoot, requiring lots of rehearsals to ensure everything worked smoothly for the entirety of the scene as we wouldn’t be able to cut. In the end we went through 19 takes to get to the finished film.
The funding was raised mostly through saving up from the day job and a bit of help from friends. We were able to keep the budget down through haggling as much as possible and getting some good deals on equipment while the local authority were happy for us to film on location for free.
Directors Name: Oscar Nobi
Main Genre: Comedies
Budget: £0 – £1000
How long did it take to shoot: 1 Day – 1 Week
Film location (country): United Kingdom
Film location (city): London
Filmed on: RED MX
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