Boiling Point Poster

Boiling Point (2015) – Director

The Most Intense 131/2 Minutes of your life!

My Thoughts on the Film

I made a few films with my family and friends before Boiling Point, but this is the first time I really took myself seriously and felt I had something to say with a film. I was still basically doing any job I could on set and I didn’t really know what I was doing.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.

Synopsis

A Man has an irrational fear of women keeping from going out on most days. When his laptop breaks he is forced to come into University to get some work done. 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.

Recognition

Accepted Into:

  • 8th Annual International Inter-University Short Film Festival at Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • 2nd Asia International (Wenzhou) Youth Short-Film Exhibition, China
  • Post Mortem Film Festival in Mexico

Finalist:

  • IndustryBOOST Competition in Miami

Credits

A film by the RGU Film Society

Starring

Adam James Johnston as Man

Ruairdhri Wright as Ruairdhri

Rachel Nicole Williams as Laptop Repair Woman

With Yousif Mukhtar, Gloria Nikolova, Lucy Axford & Hannah Dobbs

Crew: Lucy Axford, Jay Collins & Yousif MukhtarLocation Scouts… Yousif Mukhtar & Roxana Sezavar

Blood Application: Roxana Sezavar

Edited by Craig Andrew Robertson

Featuring 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

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