My Half Night With Him

My Half Night With Him is an urban tale about sex, breaking up and bad karma.

 

Set in London but heavily influenced by Buddhist ideas of reincarnation and destiny My Half Night With Him sets out to explore the themes of contemporary female sexuality and self-worth in a way that is frequently haunting and surreal. The result will be a film that is simultaneously poetic and deeply unsettling.

 

Using the backdrop of a busy and often unwelcoming London My Half Night With Him follows Chinese immigrant Bee as she struggles to come to terms with the way that her relationship with her boyfriend El is changing and disintegrating.

 

Having been told by El that his feelings for her are still deep but now purely platonic Bee embarks on a series of progressively troubled attempts to sexually satisfy him which range from jointly watching home made pornographic videos of the woman he fancies to hiring a prostitute for him to use.  

 

However, none of these ploys work and as their relationship enters its death throes El and Bee each have a series of flashbacks to their former lives and we begin to realise that events which happened in their past lifetimes preclude the chance of their relationship ever working in this one.

 

Bee must now rebuild her life and her confidence but her desire to be sexually attractive makes her vulnerable and she is repeatedly taken advantage of by men who want to use her in some way until she eventually finds both love and companionship from an unlikely source.

 

When she is invited to enjoy a threesome with a woman with whom she enjoyed a sexual relationship in a past lifetime, and her current husband, Bee finally has the strength and confidence to refuse and in so doing, to ultimately discover her real self.    

 

My Half Night With Him is a challenging and thought provoking urban tale about sex, breaking up and karma.

 

Production Photos

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You can also view the project information on :

 

http://www.b3media.net/projects/my-half-night-him#.Vg0h6rRVhBc

Project Outline

 

  • shortlisted by Microwave Film Fund, Film London Aug 2011.

  • in development with B3 Media Jun-Dec 2012, presented at BAFTA to industry professionals in Dec 2012.

  • a six minute film of selected scenes is made for the presentation.

  • full storyboard is available.

Proof of concept film - Sample scenes - 6'

Storyboard

Scene 1 and 2
Scene 4
Fluid dripping from upstairs
Fluid dripping from upstairs

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Bee and El watching sex video
Bee and El watching sex video

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Reveal Spider behind the TV
Reveal Spider behind the TV

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Fluid dripping from upstairs
Fluid dripping from upstairs

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CU HAND draws curtain of photo booth
CU HAND draws curtain of photo booth

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CU of LEGS
CU of LEGS

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CU of photos
CU of photos

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CU HAND draws curtain of photo booth
CU HAND draws curtain of photo booth

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Small Heading
Scene 18
Scene 12
Bee rubs knee
Bee rubs knee

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Bee turns head
Bee turns head

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Bee watches El through window
Bee watches El through window

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Bee rubs knee
Bee rubs knee

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Bee in Soho, London
Bee in Soho, London

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Bee outside the bar
Bee outside the bar

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Bee watches them in reflection
Bee watches them in reflection

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Bee in Soho, London
Bee in Soho, London

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Scene 22
Scene 38
CU Bee coming home
CU Bee coming home

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Bee looks at food El made her
Bee looks at food El made her

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El and Bee embrace
El and Bee embrace

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CU Bee coming home
CU Bee coming home

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Scene 38
Prostitute - RedShoe
Prostitute - RedShoe

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Bee and prostitute
Bee and prostitute

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CU Dawn on computer screen
CU Dawn on computer screen

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Prostitute - RedShoe
Prostitute - RedShoe

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Scene 48
CU tying Bee's hand
CU tying Bee's hand

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CU Bee's birthmark
CU Bee's birthmark

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BeeTurns around
BeeTurns around

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CU tying Bee's hand
CU tying Bee's hand

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Scene 99
BeeTurns to look at El
BeeTurns to look at El

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CU Bee rubs her knee
CU Bee rubs her knee

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El's neck sucks by a squid
El's neck sucks by a squid

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BeeTurns to look at El
BeeTurns to look at El

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Untitled-17eyeBlow

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Untitled-10

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Untitled-35 Bee walks
Untitled-35 Bee walks

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Untitled-17eyeBlow

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Squid.jpg
Squid.jpg

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Spa.jpg
Spa.jpg

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Squid.jpg

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Concept drawings

by Edward Lidster

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shower2.JPG

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HAspa.JPG

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Model Box