Update: 28, June 2015: Pull is currently doing the festival rounds and it is showing at St Kilda Film Festival (Saturday, 30 May). The short has also been invited to show at the Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 16-22, 2015) in California. Very excited for Christopher Stollery, writer and director of Pull, and well done to the whole team for pulling together a short film where “every aspect of the filmmaking is impeccable”, as remarked by thePalm Springs International ShortFest’s Festival Director.
Pull is a short film and was written and directed by the extremely talented and accomplished actor Christopher Stollery (House of Hancock and Devil’s Playground amongst many other roles). I also had the pleasure of working with the wonderful Matilda Brown, Gareth Davies and Simon Davey.
Pull was shot over three days and is set in a city nightclub and taxis. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such accomplished actors and crew. Hair and make-up by me.
Apologies for the quality of the images! Very hard to photograph in the dark with an iPad :-/
“Think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
– The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
A TOILET CUBICLE
Close on a graffitied wall adorned with other less considered sayings. Amongst the tags, phone numbers, crude drawings and witticisms of varying tastefulness, the credits are also scrawled.
Reveal that the wall is of a toilet cubicle in which a GUY sits fully clothed.
He stares at a photograph on his phone. A cheerier version of himself beams as he hugs a woman who is also smiling. He scrolls through a series of ’selfies’ of them together. He deletes the photo. And the next. And the next.
He takes a breath in. Stands. He exits the cubicle. Goes to the basin and runs a tap, splashes some water on his face and fixes the eyes of his own reflection like a boxer about head out to a fight.
Director/Writer: Christoper Stollery
Producer: Lyn Norfor
Guy: Gareth Davies
Girl (Nikki): Matilda Brown
Other Guy: Simon Davey
Hair + Make-Up Artist: Veronica Colvin