Clutch


2002, 5’ 34”, Video.
UK Film Council/South West Screen/HTV.


Clutch explores the gateway between childhood and adulthood. It involves a girl, a pony and mutant eggs. Clutch addresses themes of adolescence and the transition to adulthood. One of the challenges of this film was to tell a story that was visually cinematic, yet communicated emotion without the use of dialogue.


Clutch was screened as part of the opening highlights at Brief Encounters 2002
Best of Brief Encounters Festival Tour 2002.
Selected by the British Council for International festival distribution.
Selected for the UK Film Council’s short films DVD 2002.
HTV – TX ‘Digital Shorts’. November 2002
Publicity still for Clutch was used on the front cover of PACT (Producers Alliance for Film and Television) magazine issue 126. November 2002 - ‘Creative Horizons – what future for regional indies?’ and featured in the report.
Selected for Brest European Film Festival – out of competition 2003.
Screened as a short accompanying the feature ‘Ten’ at Bath Literature Festival.2003
South West Tour to regional cinemas 2003
As part of a UK Film Council initiative Clutch was one of two films selected to be part of a pilot scheme screening short films in 500 hairdressing salons across the UK- 2003.
This scheme received national press coverage.
BBC Film network.


Film Stills :

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