The Boy with a Camera for a Face
A allegorical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, told in rhyme.
10 – 15 | 2013 | Dramedy | Live-Action | UK | 2016
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is the multi award winning short film from writer / director Spencer Brown, finally premiered online. A satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head. From birth to adulthood, we follow our bizarre protagonist while he experiences his inability to live a normal life. The fact is that – tragically – he can not avoid recording everything that’s happening. A skill that gets him in trouble, sometimes embarrasses him, or makes an involuntary hero. Finally, in a world always in search of freaks, his own oddity redeems him, despite…
Told through pictures, the story is accompanied by a witty verse narration read by Steven Berkoff. Magical, humorous, romantic and ultimately heartbreaking, The Boy with a Camera for a Face is an epic story told in fifteen minutes about the way we live today.
Of course this short reminded us four other beautiful films with a similar idea: I’m Here from Spike Jonze, a touching love story between two robots in Los Angeles; Eat My Shit, from Spanish actor / director Eduardo Casanova, a grotesque and ironic sketch comedy in which a girl has the anus instead of her mouth; Fugu & Taku, from Ben West, an hilarious “buddy comedy” in which one of the two main characters turns into a puffer fish. In Dreams, from Samuel Blain, an experimental documentary about people’s dreams, narrated by “surrealistic heads”.
Director/Writer – Spencer Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org spencerbrown.net twitter.com/thespencerbrown
DoP – Chris Moon : email@example.com christophermoondop.com/
Production Designer: Ollie Tiong: firstname.lastname@example.org ollietiong.com
Sound Designer: Nik Zivojinovic: email@example.com nikolazivojinovic.com
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