Memories Lost to Sleep

Gary David Roberts

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I was thinking a lot about memory loss and trying to come to terms with that being something that’s a natural process. The result of trying to express that emotion is this short film. I was also interested in experimenting with different media to see what would come out of it, which led me to collaborate with Lomography and their Lomokino. I then shared the Lomokino camera with my DOP Alick Cotterill and Production Designer Mimi Winsor who each had a couple of films and the camera for a few weeks. We all took turns capturing moments and creating memories from our real lives that would then become our actor's (Robyn Rainsford) memories forming in her dreams. Made on a shoestring budget of £1500.

Gary David Roberts is a writer/director. He was born in Reading, England. He has directed a number of music videos, commercials, short films and plays. His debut short film, The Problemless Anonymous, won many awards on the festival circuit including the Méliès d’Argent prize for best European Fantasy Short Film. It screened at some of the most prestigious BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals around the world. It premiered online with Short of the Week and has gained over 200k in views. His second short film, Memories Lost to Sleep, played at numerous festivals in Europe as well as being awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick. He works with production companies and clients including BBC, Google, YouTube, Samsung, Canal+, San Miguel, Chivas Regal and many others. His debut short film, The Problemless Anonymous, won many awards on the festival circuit including the Méliès d’Argent prize for best European Fantasy Short Film. It screened at some of the most prestigious BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals around the world. It premiered online with Short of the Week and has gained over 200k in views. His second short film, Memories lost to Sleep, played at numerous festivals in Europe as well as being awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick. He works with production companies and clients including BBC, Google, YouTube, Samsung, Canal+, San Miguel, Chivas Regal and many others.