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The Ritual

The Ritual

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Life is a series of rituals. This is ours. This is our Friday.

Frances and I spend the day together and walk in Bahrain City Centre normally – for those not from this area, people can’t walk outside especially in the summer, and malls are big enough, interesting enough, and very importantly are air conditioned so it makes the exercise worth it. While walking, we enjoy talking, window shopping, shopping and meeting with friends we encounter. It’s a nice few hours spent together.

The film was shot entirely on an iPhone 7. It turned out that its auto focus is challenged in this shooting environment. I chose to shoot through the main camera lens rather than the front-facing one. The phone was mounted on a selfie-stick or hand-held. With filming through the primary lens, there is no way for me to see the screen so I had to best guess or trust the system would focus properly. That didn’t work, but the results are acceptable enough.

In the future I’ll have to find a way to lock focus or get a cameraman to do those required shots. I did ask a couple of people at location to help and their shots (OTS, the two of us walking away) were obviously much better than holding the phone at an unknown angle on a selfie stick facing backwards.

In any case,  I hope you enjoy this film.

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Short Stories Welcome

Short Stories Welcome

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Do you have a story that you would like to see in film? Well, you’re in luck. Submit yours to me and I’ll give it consideration to be made into a short film – or a long one for that matter.

While I’m open to consider any story, please be aware of a few rules:

  1. You must own the rights to the story you are submitting
  2. It must be original and has not been made into a film previously
  3. Although exclusivity is not an issue at the consideration stage, you might be asked for exclusive rights to produce it into a movie
  4. You will be required to sign legal release forms once a decision is made to use your story
  5. At this time, no financial remuneration is offered; however, you will receive full credit
  6. If your story goes into production, you will be invited to be on set or help with production should you so wish
  7. I reserve the right to add and/or change rules and regulations as I progress. I’ve not done this before so bear with me please. I’m in this for the fun rather than the money.

Still interested? Please submit your story to me via [email protected]

Let’s get to it!

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