An online production journal documenting the production of the short film "Coward" from Director David Roddham and Different Productions.
This is beautifully done, you should all be proud of what you've achieved, I love it.
OMG. The movie started out perfectly. The acting of the mother in that scene was absolute perfection in my opinion. I could sense the dread, the agony she felt, the premonition of death hanging in the silent peaceful air as her sons go off to die and she's left alone. Totally ripped my heart out there. Then it opens two years later in the dead of war and what I'm hit hardest by is the older brother's guilt and despair and shock that he'd brought his brother into that shit. The third horrifying thing for me is the stupid Brandy theft and how the soldiers were treated like shit while giving their lives. And my God, the final horror and shock of that little brother having to shoot his older brother, that the older brother was even murdered for that matter. I was muttering, no, no no when the scene opened with that single chair. But when I saw his little brother I was like, surely not. Surely they wouldn't force the men that fought alongside him to shoot their comrade? That had to be the worst.