The Loneliness of the Short Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Short Distance Runner

This was a film that I originally made back in 2014, but it has taken a long time to get it through the editing process (perhaps because there was never a script!). At Stockport Film Festival I was really inspired by a talk by Mark Herbert (producer of “Four Lions”, “Submarine” and “This Is England” and loads more). I wanted to make a film that was really more of a character exploration and so was born a girl named Zoe. I came up with hundreds of facts and character traits and little idiosyncrasies for this character, most of which never came to light and started filming. It began as a stream of consciousness but ended up as an inevitable journey for this girl that I came to love.