Out With A Bang... By Emma Baggott

An asteroid is about to hit earth, destroying all life. With only 97 minutes left until impact, Chloe and Daniel decide to lose their virginity to each other.

 

Unfortunately, it doesn't last as long as expected, and they must endure a rather awkward 5 minutes as they wait for the final bang. 

 

We wanted to try juxtaposing this challenge by writing and creating a comedy. We had a few different ideas, but this seemed the most simple and relatable. We were able to really explore the characters in just a few moments of dialogue because the impact of what these two had done makes them so vulnerable.

 

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Cast and crew

Director - Emma Baggott
DOP - Conor Chalk
Production Assistant - Luke Ofield

 

Daniel - Jake Watkins
Chloe - Naomi Hyatt Golding

 

Photos from behind the scenes

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Comments: 13
  • #1

    Tim (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 14:40)

    Such a brilliant idea! And the perfect execution!

  • #2

    Tarryn Paul (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:04)

    Really well written short, with great performances. Captures the awkwardness perfectly, with a satisfying payoff.

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:44)

    Extraordinary amount of story-telling packed into just 3 minutes. Great script, performances and direction.

  • #4

    Isabel (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 17:32)

    Perfect level of awkwardness captured, with moments of light hearted humour and storytelling that just kept me smiling all the way through. Great film!

  • #5

    Michael van Koetsveld (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 19:00)

    Well done team! I really enjoyed the awkwardness, the facial expressions and the build to the somewhat anticipated, but still perfectly delivered, last line.

  • #6

    Judy (Wednesday, 24 July 2019 08:56)

    A great little film! The awkwardness and embarrassment made me cringe and laugh all at the same time.

  • #7

    Nick von Schlippe (Wednesday, 24 July 2019 10:31)

    A great idea and really well executed. I loved the awkward pauses and the clever use of dialogue where he takes her words literally while we know what she really meant.

    If you're going to do a re-edit, I would have a look at some of the cuts to and from close up, to see if they're really adding to the scene. Sometimes a comedy scene like this works best with just one, locked off camera. Were the sound effects of the police cars and aeroplane added in post? I thought they added to the atmosphere and the plane got me thinking "where's that going with the world about to end?". Maybe there's a good shot of one or both actors thinking the same, or wishing they could fly away?

    Really impressed by this. A very clever and funny idea and the punchline made me laugh. Well done!

  • #8

    Zoe (Wednesday, 24 July 2019 18:14)

    Really amazing I love it! And very well made

  • #9

    Sharn (Wednesday, 24 July 2019 18:25)

    Loved it :)

  • #10

    Callum (Wednesday, 24 July 2019 19:27)

    Really loved the premise and the comedic way it plays out, would love to see it explored further.
    Naomi Hyatt Golding’s facial expressions are comedic gold but also moments of real raw emotion.

  • #11

    CP (Friday, 26 July 2019 12:37)

    Loved it! Really nicely lit, great concept.

  • #12

    Sarah (Friday, 26 July 2019 15:04)

    Great Film! Well done!

  • #13

    Tony (Saturday, 27 July 2019 07:42)

    Great concept and very well acted