Watch: Gorgeous Short Doc 'Land of Steel' Shot in Port Talbot, Wales
"There's a shadow hanging over us, but there's a light that always guides us home… A light that may go out…" Wow, this is a gorgeous 2-minute short documentary. Land of Steel is from UK-based filmmaker Chris Thomas (also behind Cropped a few years ago) who made this film as a passion project. The short doc follows 70-year-old Port Talbot resident John, a retired worker and life long resident of Port Talbot as "he runs familiar paths, contemplating the shadows of uncertainty as the future of Welsh steel hangs in a precarious balance." There's a moment in this where it has that Blade Runner feel with a Vangelis-like score and vibrant shots of the industrial landscape. Shows how much you can achieve in only two minutes of time.
Description from Vimeo: "The Port Talbot steelworks have suffered many setbacks, closures and job losses in recent years, greatly effecting the local economy and community. We follow John (70) a retired worker and lifelong resident of Port Talbot as he runs familiar paths, contemplating the shadows of uncertainty as the future of Welsh steel hangs in a precarious balance." Land of Steel is directed by English filmmaker Chris Thomas (of the sci-fi short film Cropped previously), written by Chris Thomas & Tom Stanley; with cinematography by Lee Thomas, and music by Tom Player. "This film was made as a passion-project and we hope you enjoy it!" For more info on the short, visit the Vimeo page. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
Beautiful and sad.
Carpola on Mar 26, 2018
Amazingly well-done. LIGHTING is on point.
DAVIDPD on Mar 26, 2018
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