Unanswered

Unanswered
Unanswered (2006), 11 min

As it was such an important learning experience for me, I thought it might be worth mentioning the first drama short that I ever created.

Unanswered was about a young man who woke to find that he couldn’t get the sound of a ringing telephone out of his head. It was an interesting cinematic experiment in which the audience were equally subject to the constant ringing throughout the film.

It asked the question: Was it worth annoying an audience for 10 minutes just for the powerful ripple of relief that went across the room when the ringing was finally stopped? At the time I thought “Yes”, but now, well, maybe that’s best left…unanswered.

Awards

Nominated for Best Drama at Screentest 2007

Credits

Written, Produced and Directed by Adam Butcher

Starring
Nick Blakeley
Melanie Hall

Director of Photography – Charlie Gentle
Lights – Robert Paskin
Sound – Reuben Lewarne

Original Score by Adam Butcher and Ben Claxton