On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

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Robin Mason

Buck Films

Lewis ‘Poochi’ Van Poetsch is a professional boxer. He has fought 150+ times with a record of 10 wins, 3 draws and 140+ losses. On paper, and in pure numbers, this record looks horrendous and that Poochi is an inadequate fighter but this is not the real story. Poochi is a ‘Journeyman’, or a more honest term might be a ‘professional loser’. In this short portrait 'Poochi' explains how he fell into the role, as he prepares for another weekend fight. Shot in Birmingham, UK.

Robin is a director who champions the authentic and cinematic. His work rarely focuses on the heroic, loud, brash or fantastical. He finds beauty in the unsung heroes and creates patient, observational and visually rich work rooted in fundamental truths. He works across various mediums including TV commercials, broadcast tv, documentaries, narrative shorts and social content. Comfortable working in varied environments, Robin can turn his hand to almost anything. From intimate performances with child non-actors, to highly choreographed sequences with famous talent, Russian arms, stunts and dangerous animals. He has directed commercials for Adidas, Expedia, Porsche, Cadbury and Nationwide, as well as socially aware campaigns for organisations like NSPCC, Barnardos and The British Heart Foundation. His work has picked up and been nominated for a shed-load of awards, most recently a Gold at Kinsale Sharks 2020 for his Cadbury film