NOISY NEIGHBOURS (2014)

Cast & Crew Credits

 

Rory

Jonathan MacDonnell

 

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Aimie Willemse

 

Director of Photography

 Sean Robertson

 

Audio Recordist

Richard Steele

 

Production/Lighting Assistant

Andy Birkett

 

Sound Designer

Fraser Muir

 

Colourist

Honza Volf

 

Rory - Jonathan MacDonnell

 

Audio design was always at the forefront of my mind as I wrote and planned this production as it dictates the short’s entire tempo to drive the character insane. Another essential aspect of this short was my actor’s performance which perfectly captured the expression and movement to convey his overwhelming irritation build up.

 

Main Cast:

With no dialogue and purely environmental sounds driving the story forward, “Noisy Neighbours” is an experimental dark comedy. It focuses on a man driven insane by his noisy upstairs neighbours to the point where he seeks revenge.

 

By using only one character and one location, this allowed me emphasise how isolated he really is in a restrictive environment. To prevent the character from escaping, I thought it would be good to use domestic noise to keep him trapped in this nightmarish scenario. Also because his neighbours are only heard, and never seen, it helps build an intrusive atmosphere as their relentless racket penetrates the heart of his haven without any consideration for him at all. However when he decides to crank up the volume himself, I felt it was important to isolate him further by turning all his other neighbours against him and, as a cruel twist, the original offenders are oblivious in his attempt to anger them.

Crew Photo
Status: Complete
Synopsis
The works of Infinite Studios and Writer/Director Aimie Willemse