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Physics graduate makes film debut

Oliver Watts (2008, Physics)Univ Old Member Oliver Watts (2008, Physics) and his production company Twice Cut Films are working on their first narrative short film Ferried.

Ferried is a character-led, dramatic short film about loneliness in older people; it shows what one man’s kindness can do for another. The film looks at the beginnings of a friendship between Michael, a seventy-something widower, and Ahmed, a jovial taxi driver. During the film Michael comes out of his self-imposed isolation while Ahmed has to cope with the illness of his brother. The film has been endorsed by both The Silver Line and Age UK, two of the UK’s biggest charities working with older people.

“Ferried provides an artistic opportunity to highlight how simple and life-changing the kindness of strangers can be.” Sarah Caplin, Director of Policy & Communications, The Silver Line

“What Twice Cut Films are doing with Ferried really highlights the issue of loneliness in older people.” Liz Fairweather, Media Manager, Age UK

Oliver Watts is a recent newcomer to the film business. After Univ he went straight into finance but after four years decided to move into filmmaking. Since then he has worked on several productions, gaining hands on experience, and setting up a film production company, Twice Cut Films, with Andrew Gepp (Worcester, 2006).

Published: 17 May 2016

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