Last year, while I was still in the final year of my undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing at Coventry University, we were informed that students from the Media Department were looking to collaborate with writers for their final project. I jumped at the opportunity to see one of my stories enacted and submitted a thriller I wrote the previous year for my short story module.
Thus, 1.22.1. the short film came to being. Based on the thriller of the same name, it tells the story of Ava, a quiet protagonist that is not as innocent as she seems… Or is she?
The main feature on the plot is confusion and duplicity – two things I love to explore with my writing. My job as a writer is that of a guide, and my main goal with this story was to intrigue the readers so they could draw their own conclusions.
The film was on the Official Selection of the Birmingham Film Festival and was also shortlisted for the Best Editing Award. I got to go to the exhibition night and finally meet the team that turned my words into a 10-minute feature. Check the pictures below.
You can now watch the film online on Vimeo.
Starring: Ellamae Cieslik, Nicole Katherine Riddell, Tom Silverton
Story: Maria Omena
Direction: Eger Tiitus
Production: Cristian Odobescu
Photography: Nia Marinova
Sound: Rishabh Yadav
Edition: Ke Luo