Uploaded on Oct 11, 2010
Short URL: http://aql.tv/sp
A short film directed by Aqeel Ahmed.
Starring Drew Dillon & Claire Garvey.
A man wakes up to find London destroyed. Now, he must piece together the fragments of his memory and remember what has happened.
Film Site: http://ShatteredPieces.com
Message from Aqeel:
I am so honoured and grateful for the support I have received in completing this project, Shattered Pieces. It feels scary but great to have people, many that I haven't even met (yet),showing their support and enthusiasm in this.THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
You've all been very patient for waiting so long to see the film. It wasn't deliberate. I would have preferred everybody to see it as soon as it was done to avoid all that expectation that has now built up (and will probably lead to greater disappointment).In order for the film to be shown at film festivals around the World, I wasn't allowed to put it online because a lot of them wanted some kind of exclusivity.I've decided to no longer submit it to film festivals. Although this film was made for the big screen, I think the greatest way to get people watching films is online! So I've uploaded it to YouTube.
It is not the greatest story ever told, actually it's probably down there as one of the worst. It's a bit complicated to understand; I made it and I still don't understand the whole story! OK, I lied, but I know you'll have to watch it a few times to get it.
The title isn't just to be overdramatic. The film is made up of "pieces" of these peoples' lives. They're not evenly spaced out; some scenes could have a gap of just a few weeks, others a few years.It's for the audience (YOU) to get creative and think about it. To fill in the in-betweens and "piece" together the order. It was all deliberate, honestly! I want audiences to be involved and feel a part of films. I still haven't got the balance right, but the more I practice, the better I'll hopefully get at achieving that.
I hope I haven't put you off too much before you've even seen the film. I'm going to be quiet now and let you see the thing now! I really hope that the cast and crew (who worked so hard on this and I adore) can be proud of this film.
Thank you once again and if you feel like sticking with me you can do so by following me on Twitter (@AqeelAhmed), friending/subscribing on www.Facebook.com/AqeelA, following my blog at www.aqeel.co, or just subscribing here on YouTube. Yep, I'm connected!
I'm now going to go hide in the basement for a few years.