Sandpaper

laurels icon Best UK Short Nominee
  • United Kingdom
  • 15min
  • Narrative Short
  • 2019

A troubled young man stumbles upon a creative community group and becomes acquainted with its leader. In this new environment, he is offered an opportunity to be something more, to experience something beyond the pain which has previously defined him. Sandpaper is a textured, emotional and original drama.

Michael Mante is a budding filmmaker, keen to tap into the evocative power of film and funnel emotions through visual literacy and stories. He cites the work of Edward Yang, Akira Kurosawa and Paul Thomas Anderson as key influences. Sandpaper, a BFI Network supported film, is his first narrative short.

Representative

Lowkey Films Ltd.

jamie@lowkeyfilms.co.uk

Director

Michael Mante

Executive Producer

Thomas Wightman

Executive Producer

Connor O'Hara

Producer

Jennie Scott

Producer

Jamie Gamache

Writer

Michael Mante

Director of Photography

Matthew Emvin-Taylor

Sound Designer

Henry Sims

Music

Melo-Zed

Production Designer

Sasha Webster

Language

English