Raindance caught up with director Oliver Nias to talk about the BIFA nominated film The Return and what it was like to shoot a first film on 35mm.
Director of Photography Carl Burke offers us some clues about how he shot micro-budget thriller ‘The Return’ on 35mm in 20 days and with a single gaffer. From choices made in pre-production through to decision-making on set, Carl talks about the benefit of limitation, how to avoid a catastrophe when you have no money and what still brings a smile to his face.
“If someone wants to screw you over they can, it’s easy…” Director Oliver Nias talks about the concept behind the psychological thriller The Return, tells us about the challenges of making his first feature film and why shooting on 35mm actually saved time and money in spite of a shoestring budget.
The Return is comprised of 131,976 frames of 35mm. Here are some of them as part of the artwork.