"Stay still. Any sudden moves, and you're gone" - Tension (2017)
Mike arrives home after a long day at the office only to find an intruder sitting in his favourite chair. Uncertain of what will happen next, Mike begins to parle with the intruder to get what he really wants.
When I was set the challenge to create my first student film, with a running time under 2 minutes. I knew that my script would have to be punchy and to the point. 'Tension' was born out of the curiosity I had over creating a Noir film. I wanted to direct a short that played on audiences expectations of what the genre holds.
Above is the full short film that I directed as part of an exercise in 2017 for the London Film Academy.