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16 December 2020

The long and winding road.

by Syd Briscoe


Short Films: “Dino” - 5 mins 20s

This intriguing short film offers an insight into the world of a young man with a hidden disability. Living with physical coordination disorder dyspraxia means Dino struggles with many aspects of life - from poor focus to only seeing the world in two dimensions - and it has made his journey to finding a career and sense of purpose a difficult one.

Dino proves an enthralling subject, as he articulately and painstakingly explains his circumstances and invites the viewer to walk alongside him for a little while. Director Emilio Gamal Boutros blends intimate detail and atmospheric location shots, giving the film a dreamlike feel as Dino finds his niche in the culinary arts. It's a constant visual reminder that, while we're seeing a snapshot of the young man's life, living it full-time is a very different experience.


Film Production: Nice Shirt Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Emilio Gamal Boutros Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Jack Cain
Cinematographer: Lee Thomas Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Emilio Gamal Boutros
Colourist: Thomas Mangham @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ

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