He waves his arms in the air while his lithe body soaks up the beat and transfers it to his legs. Raf literally breathes in the music. At the same time he is constantly scanning the room. There is desire and expectation in his gaze, but also anxiety and shyness. Moving to the film’s rhythmic pulse and the intoxicating music in the queer club, we dance with Raf and cast off all inhibitions.
Great Britain 2018
11’ · Colour
Laurie Kynaston (Raf)Mary Antony (Alice)Henry Felix (Oscar)Darren Siah (Joe)Otamere Guobadia (TT)Mahatma Michael (Club Host)Emily Renée (Eva)Selali Fiamanya (Isaac)Nathan Ellis (Will)Digby Llovet-Dinning (Raf (as a Child))
Born in London, UK, in 1994, he has directed music videos for musicians including the Oxford University a cappella group Out of the Blue. Four Quartets is his first short fiction film. toni_with_an_i, his next short film, will be broadcast by the BBC in March 2019.Filmography
2017 Look at Me; documentary · MIDWAY; documentary 2018 Four Quartets; short film
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019