THE COMMITTAL (Short Film, 2020)
A short film meditation on a young woman’s thought process as she contemplates suicide. Inspired by Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone it imagines a missing scene that we only hear about after the events have already occurred in the original.
Having been walled up alive in an underground tomb, Antigone asks herself was it her traumatic past or fate that lead her to this lonely death? In the end, when there’s no way out, she wonders is suicide merely a mad and desperate act or is it the only way she can become the master of her own destiny?
Cast and Crew
Written & Directed by Tom Lock Griffiths
Produced by Franziska Lindner
Antigone Alice Handoll
Cinematography Alfred Thirolle
1st Camera Assistant Ewan Sadler
Gaffer Sam Donvito
Additional footage Adrian Cousins
Production Sound Mixer Chase Coley
Editor Vera Simmonds
Re-recording Mixer Raoul Brand
Colourist Ella Soryl
Aspect Ratio 16:9 - runtime 8:50