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29 November 2019

It's the little things count.

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “All These Creatures” - 13 mins 14s

A boy attempts to untangle memories of his father and reconcile them with his future in this arresting short film. 'All These Creatures' is written and directed by Charles Williams, and offers an intimate insight into a kid on the verge of becoming an adult - finding himself without a hand to guide him or example to follow.

The oppressive heat of summer permeates the piece, as screaming cicadas and infested ponds swirl around a father's deteriorating mental health. Whether it's possession or madness, answers dissipate like fog as the narrator struggles to find the father he knew in the man infested with 'little creatures' before him.

This is a beautifully shot character study which hints at wider questions left hanging for the viewer. How much will the son take after his father - do his little creatures carry the same illness? It's a fascinating rumination on memory, family, and legacy - one which sticks with the audience long after viewing.

Director: Charles Williams Ⓟ Ⓦ (Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Director's Agent: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Adric Watson
Editor: Dan Lee / Charles Williams
Colourist: CJ Dobson
Sound Designer: Craig Conway
Composer: Chiara Costanza

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