A beautifully shot and very emotional piece. Great job! If you were wanting to shorten it at all, I think it could start a few seconds later, with him shaking the pub landlord's hand - I'm not sure that the outside view of the pub adds to the story. One minor comment regarding sound - the knock at the door struck me as not quite right - it's not clear which direction it comes from - I've watched this a few times, and each time I've half expected to hear my dog bark, thinking there was someone at our door! I love the shot towards the end of him looking into the glass of the photo - the way his expression changes - it's so sad... Well done, Kim and team! Looking forward to seeing your final cut!
Kim, what a wonderful film. When he looked at the empty chair it bought tears to my eyes. And popping the beer bottle lid, what a shot! Is it John Challis's voice on the radio? It sounded like him which confused me a little bit, if it's not it sounded an awful lot like him.
Great work - beautifully filmed and acted. That beer bottle shot is impressive, but it belongs in a beer advert. I’d cut it out.
I could have sworn I had commented on this already but it appears no. A lovely poignant film. John Challis has done a wonderful job of creating a robust but lonely character. I am sure I commented before about the spinning bottle top - I know it has been beautifully captured on film but it doesn't ring true to me. That is my only niggle.
Love this. On second viewing though, I noticed that the news radio voice over at the beginning refers to the President as 'he'... while the President delivering the announcement is a 'she'. I very nearly missed it. So glad it's only a V.O.!
Brilliant! Glad I was not the only one to spot the "he" as a president, but also check the timings. I think it's OK if it's between impact and blast, which, in the UK it would be at 2 hours.