Lane is a psychological thriller set in a public London swimming pool at night. The film follows a woman who goes swimming every night, part of her strict exercise regime after work and abides by the order of ‘lane swimming’. When another woman occupies her lane and neglects to follow rules of lane swimming as she is lost in her own bubble, tensions arise between the two swimmers.
On a broader sense, the swimming pool represents society. Free-flowing water evokes a sense of freedom when you go swimming. In this case, it is free-will. Lane dividers seperate swimmers into paths according to pace, ability and direction. If free-flowing water is life, then the dividers are beauracracy, regulations, red tape and rules.
The heart of the film is about stress and how these systems impact our sense of humanity towards others. The film will be shot at a school in Croydon, London, scheduled for February 2017. To help bring this project to life, please donate anything you can to the Indiegogo fundraiser.
The project was first conceived after a personal experience. After feeling annoyed at another swimmer’s disregard for my swimming routine, my imagination started to wander as I thought about why it affected me so much. Artistic license allows me to push the idea to the extreme in exploring the social implications of co-inhabiting in confined areas (namely cities). Ronald Gow, named Production Designer for the film has worked hands-on in the industry since the 90s as well as lectured in Film Studies at University of Westminster, Drama Centre and School of Media for the past 24 years.
When I first gave him the script in April, he expressed interest and enthusiam, encouraging me to re-write and re-write until there were no loose ends. He even marked my script with ticks and challenges! Without him, my project would not have this far.
Philip Bloom, named Director of Photography for the film is a household name in the filmmaking world. After meeting him at the Shadows and Light event earlier this year, he expressed an interest in the idea of filming in and under water. We shot a teaser trailer a few weeks ago on location. His talent, knowledge, skills and charisma is a major force behind this project. His ability to produce concept to visual is not only accurate, it seems to contain an undefinable ethereal magic that pours out of the frame and taps into a heightened sense of reality. It is the stuff of movie magic. It is no wonder he is a world-renowned award-winning filmmaker and cinematopher.
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onfirmed Crew & Cast Information:
Production Design: RONALD GOW
Assistant Director/Filmmaker: CHARLIE EDWARDS-MOSS FACEBOOK
Actress: CLARE MCCALL http://www.castingcallpro.com/uk/actor/profile/clare-mccall @ClareEmilie INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK
Sound Recordist/Sound Engineer: MARTIN WAITH http://www.reaalsound.co.uk/ INSTAGRAM @reaalsound FACEBOOK https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzfkI65eRMkYnYv1BhqR0_g