Philips Cinema has released the sixth film in in their award-winning series, Parallel Lines, called The Foundling. Click to view the five-minute short. Filmed in Blackbirds Moor, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead in summer 2010, it features just six lines of dialogue, like the other five films in the series so far:
"What is that?"
"It's a unicorn."
"Never seen one up close before."
"Get away. Get away."
You can watch the other the other films in the series on Philips Cinema's site: The Hunt, Dark Room, The Gift, El Secreto del Mateo, Jun and the Hidden Skies. Click here to access all five films.
The Parallel Lines series was produced by Ridley Scott Associates (yes, that Ridley Scott). The Foundling is the first of the shorts to be produced in 3D. The Gift won the 2010 Cannes Lion Grand Prix in the Film Craft category, and also the Gold Film Craft Lion award for special effects. A competition to add your own short film to the series has recently closed and the winner is due to be announced shortly.
Boxmoor locals will remember The Foundling being shot at Carters Steam Fair in July, and also in a circus tent specially set up in the Moor. Behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with The Foundling's director Barney Cokeliss and the crew can be found on the Philips Cinema Facebook page.
Find out all you need to know about Philips Cinema's Parallel Lines series on the blog If It's Hip It's Here.