When horseplay turns to tragedy

Still from short film Under the Rug with Harry Sanger on the right and Dave Sampson on the left
Still from short film Under the Rug with Harry Sanger on the right and Dave Sampson on the left
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A FILM worked on by two Wigan sisters has had its premier screening and is now ready to be taken to all the major film festivals.

Under The Rug is a short film which tells the tale of a young boy who battles with his conscience when horseplay turns to tragedy.

The film was shown at the intimate Wendy J Levy Art Gallery in Didsbury last week and shared the bill with several other short films.

Freelance producer Rachael Jenkins and sister Natalie Jenkins, who works as an editor, joined forces with Jack The Lad Films to create the dark, emotional and hard-hitting piece which received rave reviews from guests on the night.

The relationship between the young boy - played by Harry Sanger and his dad - played by Dave Sampson is a strained one after a young friend is killed following a playful scuffle on the stairs.

Leaving a blood stained carpet, dad hides the sickening evidence under the rug, pretending nothing every happened.

With hardly any dialogue throughout the piece, the film manages to tell the story so perfectly using lengthy, emotional shots of the young boy looking after himself juxtaposed with his dad trying to cope with the tragic incident which occurred in his home.

Under The Rug is a very well-made piece and deserves a chance to be shown at this year’s film festivals.

With such a short film, it gives the viewer an opportunity to choose for themselves what happens next and and with Under The Rug, it reminds you that films not don’t always need a massive amount of dialogue to tell a good story on the silver screen.

Think The Artist!