Lucy Skeet from Rutland is preparing to make her second film
A young film-maker has released her first short feature, having written and directed it herself.
Pictures of You was shot around Stamford town centre by Lucy Skeet, a 22-year-old former Uppingham Community College pupil who lives in Glaston.
The surreal and slightly unnerving film involves the character, James, finding recent pictures of himself in a magazine and shop windows – each photographed as if by someone spying on him.
Lucy came up with the idea and wrote each scene before appealing for people to help her turn it into a film.
“I approached Stamford Shakespeare Company for actors,” said Lucy.
Lucy’s favourite films are Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was released in 1968, and George Lucas’s Star Wars, released in 1977.
She is also a fan of horror and her planned next film will take this genre to a hotel setting.
“I’m hoping a local hotel might be able to lend me a room for a day’s filming, and that more actors will come forward,” said Lucy, who added that people interested in helping on the set could also get in touch.
Aside from her film-making and being a keen photographer, Lucy is a musician with a soft spot for Seventies and alternative rock, and she has written reviews for the music press.
She is also writing a novel, which features a band.
“I’ve always loved reading and writing, and I love dramas and anything that explores relationships and the human psyche,” she said.
Experienced actors or volunteer film crew members can contact Lucy about her new film by emailing email@example.com.