Love at First Sight
A gentle film of hope and optimism.
A Shy Lonely Young Man arrives in a new country, in a
strange new town. His world is suddenly lit up when he spots his beautiful neighbour on the balcony opposite his new room. He tries desperately to be noticed yet she remains stubbornly oblivious to his infatuation.
He is not giving up though and he has one more idea to catch
her attention and try and win her heart...
DID YOU KNOW?
LANGUAGE: Not one word of dialogue used. Not even "silent movie' captions. No street names, not a sign or hint of a location. No words, but you might see a few numbers.
CAST: The film used a mixture of two professional actors, locals with zero experience and 'shot on the fly' documentary style footage.
Director Biography - Mark Payne
'2 by 2' - has featured in 28 festivals and won 14 awards.
To mark the centenary of the 1915 Armenian Holocaust, 10 directors from 10 countries were each funded to make a film with the hope of nurturing peace between the Armenian & Turkish peoples.
'2 by 2' is the British contribution to the project.
‘Love at First Sight’ - winner of 76 awards.
Self-funded, dialogue-free, debut short - shot in Spain.
Premiered at Palm Springs.
196 official selections spanning 50 countries.
Jury member for festivals in UK, France and Hollywood. Member of WGGB (Writers Guild of Great Britain) and DirectorsUK.
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I wished to make a film that would never feel foreign to anyone...
One that did not use a spoken language on the sound track or need the intrusion of the written word as subtitles or silent movie caption cards.
Instead of using dialogue, I worked with body language and the basic raw human emotions of loneliness and love – something that unites us all, whoever we are, wherever we are.