COLM WHELAN director of photography

Mum - Kate and Karl chat

Mum - Kate and Karl chat

Mum - Kate and Karl chat

Short film shot on location in Manchester with Kate O Donnell,  Lee Boardman and Ken Colley.  Directed by Anne Marie Lamb.  In Mum I thought it was interesting to constantly see the characters framed within walls and doorways.  We wanted to give a sense that in modern times they are all boxed in, in their own way.  So even the exteriors get their own frame within a frame.  And not until Kates moment of realisation towards the end of the film do we see an actor outside with breathing space.  The films original title was 'Little Boxes' so the idea grew from there.   Shot on Sony f55 with zeiss primes in 4K Raw