During the day, he can’t stand any interaction he has with women and on his way home he believes he is followed.
The next day the repairer of his laptop, a woman, comes to his house. He cannot cope with her being there, so he murders her with a kettle.
It is only after this that he realises that she was not a threat. He is left alone in his guilt and shame.
My Thoughts on the Film
The idea germinated in school as a creative essay on a man who believed he was followed. At a brainstorming meeting with the Film Society that Roxana (my co-director who really helped keep me together) called, I brought up this idea and people pitched some points for expansion.
Everyone makes films that are too long when they start out, I feel that I finally learned my lesson after this one. It is a bit too long. I tried trimming it down later, but it still never felt right. It is also way too dark and shaky in some scenes.
I am still pleased with Boiling Point. It really was a milestone for my journey and through the production I really got to know Adam James Johnston, someone I would collaborate with in the future.
Craig Andrew Robertson & Roxana SezavarStarring:
Adam Johnston as Man, Ruairdhri Wright as Ruairdhri & Rachel Nicole Williams as Laptop Repairer
Yousif Mukhtar, Gloria Nikolova, Lucy Axford & Hannah Dobbs
Lucy Axford, Jay Collins & Yousif Mukhtar
Yousif Mukhtar & Roxana Sezavar
Craig Andrew Robertson
Danse Macabre Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saens
Performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra
With Special thanks to
Robert Gordon University & Flat 22 of Woolmanhill Halls