Produced through my production label, Hello Deer, Rabbit is an offbeat comedy about Beresford (Berry) Cripps, an enigmatic character who is struggling to find a new path in life after being put on permanent ‘gardening leave’ by his city law firm after attempting to kill his boss.
After numerous different ‘careers’ in his first year of freedom, we catch up with Berry as he attempts to launch a career as a Ray Mears-style/survival TV presenter, with the help of his old school friend, Burner, a misfit who is trying to reinvent himself in adulthood, on camera.
Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Wales, this film deals with the themes of friendship, destiny, but also the nature of ‘luck’, investigating the idea that ‘good luck’ may occur, and yet the recipient might remain completely oblivious due to their personal flaws.
Rabbit stars Andrew Watson and Daniel Tomlinson, and was written, produced, directed, shot and edited by me. I also wrote and performed the soundtrack and songs in the film. It was made on a micro budget, shot in 1 1/2 days.
Here’s a short version of the film, cut to make a promo for the track, ‘Rabbit’ from my ‘King Solomon – EP’ (released earlier this year). A version of this song featured in the original film’s score:
Rabbit was screened at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2013, where it was nominated for Best Short Comedy.