POP ART- short film


30 Aug - 6 Sep 2007



Tracy Brimm Producer

Kate Myers Producer

Amanda Boyle Director

Amanda Boyle Screenplay

Nick Gordon-Smith Director of Photography

Jak Abrahams Art Director



Bill Milner Toby

Matthew Storey Cassius

George Morgan John

Duncan Clark William



Gerard Wall 1st AD, Line Producer

Stephanie Cheung 2nd AD

Yang Xu Sound Mixer/Boom Operator

Edward Grabczewski Sound Mixer/Boom Operator

Rafal Flejter Sound Mixer/Boom Operator

David Sohanpal Sound Mixer/Boom Operator

Vince Madden Electrician

Iestyn Evans Puppeteer

Susanna Peretz Makeup Artist

Nick Chopping Stunt Coordinator



Pop Art at the BBC

Joe Hill Fiction web site

London Film Festival 2008



Winner of the Narrative Short prize in the Austin Film Festival 2008



A short film about Arthur, an inflatable new school boy who Toby wants to protect.

Sound acquired using Sennheiser 416, ME 2 lavaliers and Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G2 wireless system. Recorded to a Tascam HD-P2 recorder via a SignVideo ENG-44 mixer.

The picture was shot using a Sony HDW-F900 camcorder.

The Sound Manifesto became involved one week before principal photography. The recordings were done at live locations. Our main noise problems were caused by aircraft, traffic and clothing noise. Even the "quiet" countryside turned out to noisier than expected. Despite all this, we managed to get some pretty good sound.

This film was largely funded by a 10,000 GBP grant from the UK Film Council.