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Winner Takes All

Winner Takes All from Christopher Hughes on Vimeo.

Back in the dark ages, 1997 I directed a short film, Winner Takes All as part of my final degree course work at the University of Westminster. My course Contemporary Media Practice spanned four disciplines, Film, Photography, Video and Digital Imagery, that and having a rather good time. Looking back I think I may have highest marks in the having rather good time part.

Winner Takes All has barely seen light of day ever since it was made, but for a couple of degree show screening, back in 97. The copy here is only on I have a digitised version of a Beta Sp playout from the avid it was cut on, so quality is not the best compared with todays technical standards.

The Film was shot over five days, easter 97, in Essex, Islington and Harrow campus of the University of Westminster. The film was shot Kodak negative ¬†using 16mm Arriflex SR2 and prime lenses. The negative was processed and TK’d by Metrocolor. Editing was done on Avid at ¬†Jim Bambrick and Associates.
Winner takes All stars Tom Lovegrove, Tony Gabriel and Mark Benton, with me doing a bit of a Hitchcock at the end.