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Running Time:
11 s

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About this film

Steve knows he's straight, but under the water at his local swimming pool he feels gay. Will he tell his ex-girlfriend the whole truth? (comedy/drama)

Finalist: Best Short Film, Edge of the City Film Festival 2012,
Official Selection: Cork International Film festival, Ireland 2011

The idea was to make a cinematic film that experiments in narrative method whilst keeping an emotional story-arc for the main character. It was made independently, without any outside help/funding but with a lot of borrowing of camera, lights and scuba gear. There was a lot of lending of people's time and the main currency was smiles and gratitude. The shoot was 3 days including one for the swimming pool, the budget was £1100 (personal credit card) and the editing took several months! The resulting film is all thanks to a wonderful cast and crew who gave their skills and time and I am very grateful and honoured. Filming five complex sequences underwater had its challenges with lens sizes and logistics and sometimes I think I was crazy to attempt it, but I hope you enjoy the result. UPDATE: Trunks just won Best Screenplay at Van d'Or Awards - when screened on the night (as it was also nominated for Best Film, Drama and Cinematography) Barry Norman remarked afterwards - "That film was certainly unusual" - considering the plethora of films he has seen in his years - that's a great compliment, thanks Barry!


Frazer Douglas

Alex Magliaro




Kevin Money

Mani Sohanpal

Adam Young

Editor & Visual Effects
James McCavana

Music & Sound Design
Ben Walker

Sound Recordist
Ben Jeffes

Production Design
Pally Kainth

Make-up Artist
Tara Shakespeare

Director of Photography


  • Eric Colvin
    7 years ago
    The underwater shots were really funny. And I did especially like the superimposition of him emerging from the shower and banging his head against the wall repetitively. Funny and psychologically disorientating - very effective. But SINCE I'M NOT GAY, NOT EVEN REMOTELY, NOT EVER (apart from occasionally when alone in the bath), I simply didn't know what to make of the rest of the story. :oP
  • Matt Clark
    7 years ago
    Nice job all involved, the new take on being stuck in the closet and coming out was interesting and fresh. Plus the use of after effects was interesting and worked well.

    Good luck!
  • Philip Hurd-Wood
    7 years ago
    Smashing, really liked the pace and style. Very human, too. Kiki superb as usual
  • jumaan short
    7 years ago
  • Luca Zizzari
    7 years ago
    Good luck david I hope this would help.
  • Maz Lewis
    7 years ago
    You certainly got my vote of 5 stars! I really, really enjoyed it, very cleverly made, I loved the vos all the way through well acted vocally and visually. The underwater filming was brilliant and great narration, just great! Very different on all accounts, great idea. I think this one is a winner in my book! Well done!
  • Anton Jeffes
    7 years ago
    Hi there... Anton Jeffes here. I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot this unusual short (thanks by the way Dave). There are few things in life I enjoy more than being underwater and messing around with cameras, so this was the perfect project to work on.
    I just wanted to say thanks to all those who have watched our film and given us feedback.
    It's always good to get your responses.
    Happy Shooting!
    7 years ago
    Hi David, I really enjoyed it. The (visible) actors were really convincing. Well done. x
  • Louise McConnell
    7 years ago
    A quirky and interesting film, really enjoyed it! I really liked the use of the voice overs!! Well done! :0)
  • David Hewitt (Filmmaker!)
    7 years ago
    Hi Catherine, thanks for viewing. It was shot at Guildford High School for girls - we shot it in the summer holidays and it was the cheapest way to 'buy' a swimming pool for the day.

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