BOAT

Writer/ Director: David Lumsden

Producer: Blue Iris Films

Release date: 2014

Awards: Winner Best Design at Bafta New Talent awards, Nominated Best Short GSFF & CH4 Innovation in Storytelling. Winner Best VFX Mumbai International Short Film Festival. 

Synopsis:

The world is covered with water, Charlie is restricted to his boat searching for a home he may never find. Plagued by memories, nightmares and hallucinations.

Will Charlie ever find what he's after?

The film is a short CGI-meets-live-action film about a very personal apocalypse. In the vein of a low budget The Road, Inception, Pincher Martin this is an eclectic and ambitious project shot in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

For more info on Boat:

www.boatthefilm.com

 

Safe Drive Stay Alive 2014 Trailer

Client: Central Scotland Fire Service

Writer/Director: David Lumsden

D.O.P: Garry Torrance

Producer: Freak Films

Synopsis:

We made a short fiction film for Safe Drive Stay Alive, This is my second Safe Drive film after the last film in 2013. It was a great experience as i was given the opportunity to redo  the narrative. The Central Scotland Fire service were very supportive and the whole production was a great experience.

SDSA is an initiative by local councils to educate Schools on the dangers of driving using real life stories and accounts. We shot over a three days with full access to all the emergency services staff, equipment & locations.

 

 

Frightfest 2013 - Franco-Furies - Turn Off Your Bloody Phone

Client: Frightfest/Ne'er do well films

Director: David lumsden

Screened: Frightfest London & Motel X Horror Fest Portugal. 

I met James Pearcey (Ne'er do well films) at the EIFF 2013 Talent lab and he asked me to create a 30 sec turn your bloody phone off indent for frightfest 2013. I jumped at the chance and wanted to do an homage to two characters iconic characters from cinema, one from the Warriors and one from Trainspotting. It was a lot of fun and i couldn't have completed it without all of the below! 

Cast:

Gavin Livingstone- Franco Begbie

Danny Bonnar- Baseball Furies

Madeline Drewel- Blondie

Erika iesse- Punter

Richie Morgan- Punter 2

Tom Nisbet- Victim

Editor/Colourist- Gavin Livingstone

Graphics- Andre Staruiala

Make up/ wardrobe- Madeline Drewell

Special Thanks:

James Pearcey

Gmac

Freakworks

Ian Forsyth

 

 

Safe Drive Stay Alive 2013 (Trailer)

Client: Central Scotland Fire Service

Writer/ Director: David Lumsden

Producer: Freak Films

We made a short fiction film for Safe Drive Stay Alive, 

SDSA is an initiative by local councils to educate Schools on the dangers of driving using real life stories and accounts. We shot over a week with local school kids as the cast with full access to all the emergency services staff, equipment & locations.

Behind the Scenes: Coming Soon.

 

They're Here: One kind

Client: Advocates for Animals/ Onekind

Director: David Lumsden

Producer: Matt Brown

Awards: Christopher Johnson Movie Viral Award

This film was to raise awareness for animal rights and part of the rebranding of advocate for animals. It started off as a viral campaign that a lot of viral movie sites believed to be for a feature film, it garnered a lot of attention from all over the world and was nominated and won a movie viral award. Shot around Scotland and featuring Angus Macinnes (Star Wars) the film was to give the impression of an impending alien invasion.

Viral coverage:

http://www.movieviral.com/tag/theyre-here/