About this submission

It was incredibly important for me to tell this story as I wanted to tap into the universal feelings of isolation/entrapment that engulfed myself and the entire world. As a recent graduate entering the world I wanted to utilise my limited resources, financial situation and embrace the restrictions set upon me whilst also exploring shared themes that are distinctly human like loss, grief and memory. I also used the concept to communicate my voice and evoke feelings of discomfort through a provocative commentary on the dangers of toxic masculinity in a world abundant with self help material and social pressures.

Manchester, UK
Daniel Bott is a Writer & Director from Manchester, UK. He graduated with a degree in Film Production from the university of Salford and has since shadowed on TV Drama, directed commercials and recently narrative shorts. Daniel was brought up by two artistic disabled parents and is drawn to social realism and unrepresented identity in film as a result of his background, he often explores these themes through an experimental and unconventional style, incorporating heightened realism to tell his stories. He aspires to direct Film & TV and is currently writing a feature based on his local pit-mining community in the 1930's. more...

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