A film-maker's journal.

London River (2009)
This is pretty much the majority of low budget British films. They do always manage to look very made-for-tv so it’s no wonder really that you only find out they exist when they pop up on BBC iPlayer but I suppose you can’t say they don’t have heart.
It was sort of your standard person A defined by the following words meets person B defined by the following words kind of plot. I felt very aware of the character development work that had gone on behind the scenes - I could practically see the mind-map. But fair enough, even with this slight frustration it could be forgiven in the light of the incredible acting and reasonably natural dialogue. The story had a nice progression that neatly encouraged the audiences emotions to follow the characters. It made me cry so I suppose it got it’s point across.

London River (2009)

This is pretty much the majority of low budget British films. They do always manage to look very made-for-tv so it’s no wonder really that you only find out they exist when they pop up on BBC iPlayer but I suppose you can’t say they don’t have heart.

It was sort of your standard person A defined by the following words meets person B defined by the following words kind of plot. I felt very aware of the character¬†development¬†work that had gone on behind the scenes - I could practically see the mind-map. But fair enough, even with this slight frustration it could be forgiven in the light of the incredible acting and reasonably natural dialogue. The story had a nice progression that neatly encouraged the audiences emotions to follow the characters. It made me cry so I suppose it got it’s point across.

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