Flying High, Longlist - Short Film


Luke & Joseph


Shot in the nocturnal streets and edgelands of East London, visceral short PALACE follows a young paramedic as he decompresses from a frenetic shift before returning home. An electrifying performance from rising actor Daniel Ward captures the untangling of complex emotions in the post-shift fallout: the fading adrenaline, the flood of memories, the cathartic release. “Joseph and I have been immersed in the lives of paramedics for the past year; this film was inspired by my brother’s experiences. He’s been a nurse for over 10 years and we wanted to capture a perspective that’s not always focused on – the aftermath of an intense shift, and the transitional moments of emotion and solace.” – Luke Seomore The short is scored by up-and-coming ambient band Blessed are the Hearts that Bend, featuring new track Palace from their forthcoming album Is My Destroyer. Their acclaimed EP was released in April and is distributed by Bleep (Warp Records). Following their collaboration on 2015 feature Blood Cells the directors have reunited with celebrated cinematographer David Procter.