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11 August 2020

Every Little Detail

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “Eyelash” - 5 mins 10s

This arresting take on Neil Hilborn's poem 'OCD' offers an intense look at how mental illness can impact relationships. Directed by Jesse Lewis-Reece, the film dials down the intensity of Hilborn's viral performance and creates a quieter atmosphere - a more intimate representation of the daily struggle against behaviours which simply will not go away.

Lewis-Reece's restrained approach serves the material well, as the couple break down once the honeymoon period of finding obsessive tics endearing wanes. Most importantly, there's sympathy given to both sides, though the conclusion ("I leave the doors unlocked/ I leave the lights on") feels especially heartbreaking.

Director: Jesse Lewis-Reece Ⓦ (You Are Here Ⓟ Ⓦ)
1st AD: Ike Newman
Cinematographer: Evangelos Polychronopoulos
Production Designer: Lottie Geliot
Editor: Jesse Lewis-Reece
VFX: Matt Green
Colourist: Jack McGinty @ Cheat Ⓦ
Composer: Oliver Mapp

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