Review: A Game of Sport
Next week at SUSU will be the big unveiling of SUSUTv and SUSU Performing Arts society’s £1200 period drama A Game of Sport. The whole film is a celebration of […]
Next week at SUSU will be the big unveiling of SUSUTv and SUSU Performing Arts society’s £1200 period drama A Game of Sport.
The whole film is a celebration of the talent involved within SUSU. Having run a script writing competition in September, SUSUtv embarked on an ambitious filming project taking place across the country. Involved were members of SUSUtv, the Performing Arts Department, Wessex Films, the English Society and costumes hired from Hampshire Wardrobe and Express Yourself Ltd.
The film itself is a period drama, revolving around three sisters, (Hannah Cutting,Hannah Griffiths and Ashleigh Clowes) two of whom have husbands (Joel Jackson and Sam Jenkins Shaw) and the third is still single. The ‘game of sport’ is between the men and women in who can find the most eligible bachelor (Jonny Baynham and Nick Barclay) to pair off with the unmarried sister, leading to awkward moments as they try and outdo each other for affection.
It’s only a short film, 32 minutes in length, but the care and attention that has gone into it is gobsmacking. The script, written by third year Film and English student Jamie Chadd, is brilliant and the filmography wouldn’t be amiss in a big budget BBC/ITV feature such as Downton Abbey. Congratulations must go out to the Directors Carly Brown and Sam Beath and Director of Photography Emily Reynolds for their professional looking product.
I will fully admit that the film is not the sort of thing I normally watch. However I stuck with it and am glad I did. The innuendo hidden within the script made me chuckle, as well as the randomness of snow having just walked through an autumnal field. The story is very cleverly written, better then many that I’ve actually watched before on terrestial TV. With a surprising twist at the end it’s well worth a view.
A Game of Sport Premieres on Monday at SUSU, with tickets costing £3 for students and £5 for non students available from the box office. If you want a cheap night out supporting our performance societies then head along as its a professional, well performed film that deserves recognition and support and earned its 4 star review!