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6 January 2022

Go the Distance

by Syd Briscoe

WhatsApp: “One” - 3 mins 30s

Director Niclas Larsson charts a whirlwind romance in this well-cast film for WhatsApp's German arm. Thankfully keeping us grounded firmly in the real world rather than plunging us into the Metaverse, the piece makes great use of lighting and colour as it follows the story of a couple meeting, falling in love, and moving in together. However, life is rarely that simple.

The reluctant switch to a long-distance relationship is painful, with the woman's moving performance leaving audiences in no doubt about her feelings, Still, it makes the way her face lights up after receiving a New Year's text an even sweeter reward, with emotional pay-off felt keenly on both sides of the camera.

Film Production: Iconoclast Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Niclas Larsson Ⓟ Ⓦ (New Land)
Producer: Jacqueline Wilkinson
Executive Producer: Swantje Rummel / Nils Schwemer
Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren
Editor: Carla Luffe ♀
Colourist: Sofie Borup @ Company 3 Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Florian von Keyserlingk

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