In an overpopulated and oversaturated working world, two men on the Gower Peninsula have taken up the peculiar occupation of Mud Turning.
Birthed from the minds of Alex McPake & Stephen Shelmerdine, this improvised mockumentary is the third instalment of their ’12 Hour Shorts’ film series . Much like its predecessors, Mud Turners began its life as a conversation on a patio and within 12 hours, was written, shot, scored and edited.
Synopsis: “Man witnesses evaporation and becomes inspired”.
Put together with a collection of throwaway footage that I felt compelled to record one morning, ‘Inspiration’ was birthed from my ever meta brains desire to be, well, meta.
In line with most other projects I’ve put together, this was formed rather by accident, but hopefully regardless of that, you’re still able to find something in it. What I hear you ask? I’m not really sure – but I should probably say Inspiration. Yeah, let’s go with that.
Paths is the second instalment in Stephen and I’s ’12 Hour Films’ series. It was written, shot, scored and edited in a 12 hour timeframe.
We’ll be honest, we’re not entirely sure what this one is… but we do know we had a right hoot making it.
With that in mind, shifting the focus of filmmaking away from creating the most ideal finished product and moving it more towards finding immense gratification in the process itself is the very reason we started this challenge the first place – and so far its been a top laugh, so that’s nice! Anyway, here’s to another one!