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It premiered at this year's BFI Flare, a major LGBTQ+ film festival, that was held in London in March.
Secret Child is carefully composed, evocative images and an almost stately sense of craftsmanship, the often luminous images have a classicism that also matches the elegant, measured storytelling.
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Darius Shu and Arron Blake co-wrote, directed and produced the Tribeca nominated short film His Hands and Assistant Editor Sienna got the chance to interview the team live on Instagram. Darius and Arron share advice for artists creating work on a limited budget as well as speaking to the reception their film has received in the light of Covid-19.
A new short film, made with a budget of 400 pounds has just had its premiere at one of the world's leading film festivals.
His Hands was selected to be part of Tribeca in New York - putting the silent thriller on an international platform.
CLOSE UP CULTURE
Ahead of the festival later this week, Close-up Culture’s James Prestridge spoke to the co-directors about their incredible resourcefulness, exploring the issue of loneliness, creating a distinct visual style, and much more.
Arron Blake and Darius Shu short film, His Hands, an atmospheric psychological thriller. Shu and Blake opt not to use dialogue throughout, lending further strength to the film's richly crafted aesthetics and allowing us as viewers to use our own perspectives in exploring the intriguingly ambiguous narrative.
THE MOVIE BUFF
Reading this short synopsis I didn’t know how the film was going to be portrayed; little did I know this was going to be a film that would watch and immediately message every single one of my friends to tell them to watch it immediately!
Queer Parivaar Review: A Work of Art That Fills Your Soul With Joy
Shiva Raichandani (Director, Writer and Lead Actor of Queer Parivaar) & Darius Shu (Cinematographer) – superbly depict the beautiful colours, vibrancy and the feeling of happiness throughout the movie.
Featuring no dialog outside of a cryptic physical language that both parties seem to comprehend on some level but which eludes any firm translation, His Hands exists to be pondered more than understood.
Every once in a while, a truly unusual and striking film stops you in your tracks – when it’s a silent film that runs just about as long as your tea break but packs a considerable punch, you know you’re really onto something.
UK FILM REVIEW
Cranking the atmosphere to eleven, short filmmakers Arron Blake and Darius Shu treat audiences to a smorgasbord of tension and drama with no dialogue to act as relief. The result is a compelling and piercing mystery-thriller.