Horse boy 1974 ? (4 replies and 1 comment)
Photography : roger deakins
Director : jonathan lewis
Script + uploader : chris coles at 12 october 2019
Country : UK NFTS 1974 (even tho it is in france)
Is this your earliest second film ever mr roger?
My! That was a short film I shot with friends whilst at the National Film School in the UK. We drove to Switzerland and shot the film over a week in and around Geneva. Not my first film by any means as I shot around 15 films whilst at Film School and this would have been made during my last year or so.
At 2mins 40 the scene with the guy riding a horse, the sudden lens zoom. What was your thought when you did this? Was it something that everyone was doing at the time?
15 , well myself for 3 yrs in film school was about 8 titles and only one of it won 2nd place for national level, i think if the oscar have something like 1st 2nd 3rd winner in your entire nomination you should win all of it because the way you use idea for film is very educating the how you connect australia sandstorm into a film it is a different kind of documentation i think without trying hard, i watched your dinner with friends short film and the message is the same like american beauty, its teaching manner without trying hard i think. I also like how you focus from the people faraway and then to the flower that exactly in front of camera in this film called horseboy, people often do the opposite, thank you for your works sir.
The commercial at 8:13! Did not expect that. Just curious, did they sponsor the budget of Horse Boy? Is that you as the dad? The story has a good hook. ~Tom LaBaff
'Horse Boy' was made as a parody of TV at that time, commercials and all. The commercials are not connected with real companies. I think it was made as an exercise more than anything else. It was definitely a learning experience for me as I had only been abroad once before then and that was only for a long weekend in Paris.