James Couser

About the work

This film was created with no budget, a quick turnaround and very few resources. This is the final film my group and I submitted. Due to the global pandemic, the film we’d been preparing to shoot had to be cancelled and I stepped up to make a short film entirely from my apartment. I used the space that I had available (mainly my building’s basement) and crafted a story that could fit within these constraints.

The film follows a man trapped in an infinite basement, wandering forever, trying to stay sane by befriending a crocodile. It was a great experience and it really opened my eyes to all the creative possibilities you have even being stuck at home. I am very proud of the piece I have created and I hope you enjoy it.

Film contains some strong language. 

Student Bio

I began at Confetti in 2018, studying FdSc Film Production Technology, and I now plan on completing an extra year of study to get my Bachelors. After a year of attending the NTU Drama society I became the society’s President of Improvisation, which has been a really fun opportunity.

As well as this, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Nottingham Business School and Music For Everyone, a Nottingham-based charity, shooting and editing films for both. Since concluding my second year I have begun work animating a children’s book for a paying client.

Check out more of James’ work by visiting his Youtube channel and Instagram account.

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