PENDULUM

Two friends seek spiritual salvation in India away from their hedonistic and disconnected lives, in advance of the impending collapse of the Cosmos.

Pendulum is a semi-improvised sci-fi adventure movie, that was shot guerilla-style backpacking around India.

Short film - 20 minutes

Production Companies -Nothing Films, Gallivant Films

Genre - Sci-F

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Written and Directed: Lauren Cooney

Produced: Lisa Jacobi, Scott Michael Wagstaff, Lauren Cooney Balint Revesz

Starring: Lauren Cooney, Scott Michael Wagstaff, Tom Sawyer

'With a running time of about twenty minutes, Cooney tells a microcosm of the larger world and creates a love story against the dying blue sky. It shakes you. It invokes something deep inside you knowing that this could happen and more profound, what would you do in those final moments?...I know that this is not the usual review that you might see for a short film. However, PENDULUM deserves that poetic embrace that I hope I have achieved during this read...I highly recommend that you see PENDULUM whenever you can, especially on the big screen with surround sound in a theatre’

- Nightmarish conjurings

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

British Shorts Berlin

Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

Cinepocalypse

Satisfied Eye International Film Festival

Chelmsford Film Festival

Kerry Film Festival

Hamilton Film Festival

STuff International Film Festival

Nola Horror Film Festival

Filmquest Film Festival

Pune Film Festival

Chennai International Short Film Festival

Stranger With My Face

 

AWARDS

(NOMINATED) AUDIENCE AWARD, Encounters

(WINNER) BEST ACTRESS (Lauren Cooney, Nola Horror Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST DIRECTOR (Lauren Cooney), Nola Horror Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Ruben Woodin-Dechamps), Nola Horror Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST SHORT FILM, Nola Horror Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST SCORE (Marc Canham), Kerry Film Festival

(NOMINATED) MIVERVA AWARD for BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER, Filmquest

(NOMINATED) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Scott Michael Wagstaff), Filmquest

(NOMINATED) BEST FILM, Chelmsford Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST DIRECTOR (Lauren Cooney), Chelmsford Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST SCORE (Marc Canham, Chelmsford Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST SHORT FILM, Hamilton Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST SFX, Hamilton Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST BRITISH SHOR , Satisfied Eye International Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST MAKE UP, Satisfied Eye International Film Festival

(NOMINATED) BEST SOUND, Satisfied Eye International Film Festival

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CAST

Cerys - Lauren Cooney

Gwilym - Scott Michael Wagstaff

Derryk - Tom Sawyer

Tanya - Merenla Imsong

Preacher - Joyraj Bhattacharya

Jignesh - James Corbin

Alleyway Man - Sandro Sotirchos

Kali - Tanmay Dhanania

 

CREW

Writer-Director - Lauren Cooney

Producers - Lisa Jacobi, Scott Michael Wagstaff, Lauren Cooney, Balint Revesz

DOP - Ruben Woodin Dechamps

Production Designer - Opashona Ghosh

Editor - Patrick Walsh (at The Quarry), James Corbin

Composer - Marc Canham

Sound Designer - Vicente Villaescusa, Simon Poole

Post Visual Effects - Darkside Studios, Dan Newlands

Colorist - Final Frame

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