I’m delighted to say (after five attempts…) I was part of a team which won Exeter Phoenix’s annual 48hr film competition – You have 48hrs to make a 3min short film, including the writing. No creative work can take place beforehand.

You can view our film HERE.

‘Four counsellors try and help a man in love…’

THE BRIEF – Every film had to include:

Character: A European

Dialogue: ‘I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.’

Prop: A seasonal vegetable (cabbage or a squash)

Genre: Rom Com (picked at random)


Grace Hancock – Lyricist/Composer https://www.gracehancockmusic.com

Dom Lee – Director/Editor https://www.domlee.co.uk

Billy Abbott – Cinematographer https://www.billyabbottdop.com

Amber Amare – Camera Op/Assistant https://www.instagram.com/amberfilms


Aaron Turner https://www.spotlight.com/4934-4508-2085

Elisabeth Burnette https://www.spotlight.com5817-5644-6637

Camilla Joyce https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/2794-6753-3983

Joanne Rogers https://www.joannerogers.net

Anna-Marie Waite https://www.annamariewaite.com