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Love Me or Leave Me Alone

Parental guidance suggested; It contains violent and/or explicit sexual scenes

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ABOUT THE FILM

In the British countryside, teenagers Steven and Jessica have serious conflicts with each other on a deserted farm. Jessica tries to hitchhike out of town… It depicts the heart-wrenching emotions of youth.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
I was born in the 'Cotswolds', a rural area in Southern England. After leaving school I attended Art School, where I studied mainly as a painter and photographer. Soon after being accepted to study Fine Art in London, I made my first film on video. This experience made me rethink and I left painting to study film in the North of England. My graduation short 'Routine' was well received on the festival circuit and won several awards. Since then I have made two short films 'Field' and 'Love Me Or Leave Me Alone' which has allowed me to investigate the style of cinematic grammar I find interesting and develop my approach to storytelling. I have also been concentrating on writing scripts, which reflect my thematic interests within cinema. I admire the work of Robert Bresson, Alan Clarke, Bill Douglas, Werner Herzog, Andrei Tarkovsky, Yasujiro Ozu and Stanley Kubrick amongst others. My influences tend to be filmmakers who are interested in the creation of a personal cinematic grammar that juxtaposes ideas and meanings as opposed to a strict adherence to a conventional narrative structure.
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Activities:
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE - WRITER, DIRECTOR (2003, 15 mins DRAMA, 35MM ANAMORPHIC) FIELD - WRITER, DIRECTOR, CO-EDITOR (2001, 10 MINS, DRAMA, SUPER 16MM) ROUTINE - WRITER, STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR (1997, 15 MINS, EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA, 16MM AND 35 MM STILLS) - IN DEVELOPMENT BETTER THINGS - WRITER, DIRECTOR (FEATURE FILM, DRAMA, 35MM) In development with French / German production company THE COPRODUCTION OFFICE (other productions include BREAKING THE WAVES, JAPON, & NOI ALBINOI)

40 people voted

s-paru.com
2007-08-08 19:37:20

おかやん
2007-08-03 12:09:22

相手のことが好きだからこそ裏返しの対応をしてしまう。
そんな気持ちがすごくよく伝わってくる作品です。

■ sYj2002214 2007-11-29 15:50:28

>おかやん

beenthere
2006-07-31 20:57:41

One of the best!

idumi-emi
2006-07-31 14:08:42

こういう経験ないから羨ましいような…

EVA
2006-07-31 13:31:21

空気にも二人の感情の揺れ動きが よく現れている映像でした。 ちょびっとだけ、一緒の気持ちになって 苦しくなったり、嬉しくなったりできました♪ 田舎の若い二人の恋、じれったいけれど素敵です。

??・?a?e
2006-07-29 05:23:12

そうそう、そうなんだよね。 若いときってと、いちいち口をはさみたくなりました。 どこの国でも一緒なんでしょうかね。 好きな女の子に悪態つく男の子っていう構図。 そんな関係に揺れ動く女心、うまく表していると思います。

BB
2006-07-29 00:40:52

丁ぢ
2006-07-27 20:03:50

遠い日の若き自分を、またその日々を思い出させるお話。 男の子と女の子それぞれのキャラが明確になっていて、しかし語り過ぎないつくりに好感が持てます。

MASAYA
2006-07-26 15:25:35

Simple story but I really like this!

bibi
2006-07-21 04:04:29

Simple but powerful as its title... Love me or leave me alone!... Great short...