Native Son (2010)
The film opens with him tatty picking, follows him when he attempts to visit his estranged partner and child and shows his awkward attempt at chatting up a female work colleague in a crowded pub. Parked in a lay-by he discovers a suicide victim sitting in the front seat of her vehicle. Transporting the still warm body to a shelter in the forest he undresses the dead young women and lays naked beside her for the night.
David Smith told the enthralled Monday night audience that the idea for the movie came to Scott Graham after seeing a painting in Amsterdam called The Weaver. The Annan location was found quite by chance and many local extras were used during the filming. The £50000.00 budget was raised from the now defunked UK Film Council and Film 4. This somewhat shocking short film certainly bears comparison with films with much larger budgets and should fulfil it original purpose of improving the director’s profile.
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