Maybe 2020 isn’t so bad …
Originally released in 2016, a short film called The Bigger Picture debuted, and today it was re-released for the world to see again. Co-directed by Paradox House’s Head of Film Merlin Merton and the writer Greer Ellison, it stars Robert Sheehan and Rosie Day as a young couple coming to a tumultuous moment in their relationship. For anyone who’s experienced love and loss, there’s a ubiquitous familiarity as they navigate the emotions, expectations, and regrets over events that have ensued. Relationships are particularly challenging waters to navigate, and The Bigger Picture gives a sneaking glance into a moment where emotions ran high, and things were said that maybe should have remained a thought.
The performances from both actors are strikingly imposing, leading you into their muddled relationship with high emotions and nuanced performances. Shot in one take, they give a powerful interpretation of two people heading into a crossroads that they’ve regrettably reached.
You can view The Bigger Picture below or on Paradox House’s official YouTube page.
After, check out the Instagram Live conversation with star Robert Sheehan and co-director/writer Greer Ellison for the details on how this project came to be and the profound messages behind these 10 minutes of film.
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