City Lights

  • Roles: Writer/Director
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Logline: The lonely night guard in an office tower finds a unique way to woo a cleaner in another tower
  • Starring: Femi Oyeniran, Sheena Bhattessa
  • DP: Mari Yamauara

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Supported by the BFI, and co-produced by Finite Films and Falconbrook Films, City Lights premiered at the LA Shorts Fest before playing at other major festivals in the US and UK. Having been short-listed for various prizes, it won Best Short Film prize in the Film The House competition.

In-kind support was provided by 24-7 Drama, Panasonic and Hillrigs. Mari Yamamura lit it, Jim Page cut it, Yulia Bereznikova was the art director, and the fab Zita Zutic Konak (then with Kate & Lou Casting) cast it. Muhammad Danyaro supervised the VFX, which makes it look like the perfect (but non-existent) location was found. He was supported by students from Escape Studios.