JIMBO (SHORT COMEDY FILM 2016)
A Caveman interrupts a photo shoot and discovers what women keep in their handbag...
Elstree Film Design 'A Sense Of Humour' Film Competition 2016 - Best Look
Elstree Film Design 'A Sense Of Humour' Film Competition 2016 - Best Actress
Elstree Film Design 'A Sense Of Humour' Film Competition 2016 - Best Sound
Elstree Film Design ran a film competition in Spring 2016 to create a short film less than 90 seconds based on the theme A Sense Of Humour. Shanil experimented with a childish comedy sketch concept.
CAST & CREW
Jimbo - Mass Nokhas
Jasmine - Pippa Harrison
Ben - Bernardo Santos
Production Assistant - Zac Grego
Sound Recorder - Shaan Kanabar
Make Up Artist - Holly Robson
Music Composer - Hans Vilu
Writer, Director, Producer and Editor - Shanil Kawol
Q&A WITH SHANIL KAWOL
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE JIMBO?
I wanted to have some fun and make something bizarre and crazy. I always wondered what women keep in their large handbags. Why can't a man go through a women's handbag? What is lurking down there? I thought I would give my own interpretation.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU LEARNED FROM MAKING THIS FILM?
I wanted to set the film in the middle of a jungle, this is easier said then done when you live in London and it's just turned Spring in April so it's still very cold. We scouted 5 different parks and woods in Watford, Ruislip and Stanmore but none of the trees had leaves! The final location we went to check was Harrow View Point. I was amazed to find an area of lush greenery which would pass as a jungle!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DID YOU USE?
I used a Sony A7SII camera, range of Sony and Zeiss lenses, Sennheiser mic, and a tripod. The lighting was natural with the occasional use of a reflector to bounce the light. I actually bought this equipment using the money we won from the road safety advert!
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DID THE SUCCESS OF JIMBO LEAD TO?
The best feeling in the world as a filmmaker is to watch your film play on the big screen in front of an audience. To have the opportunity to see your film play at BFI Southbank is an unforgettable experience. The film is not everyone's cup of tea but it allowed me to demonstrate that I am willing to take risks and try new things. This helped me secure an option to a script I will be making in 2017.