The short film Meet Again is set in the 1940s and centres around the character of Lily (Evelyn Rei) who goes on an emotional journey when the escalating war takes her husband Thomas (Chris Todd) away from her. Also co starring is singer Keedie Green.
Director Rich Silverwood told D&CFilm: “Meet Again is a story about love and loss, one that our armed forces and their families of all generations might directly relate to, but also touch the rest of us who those brave soldiers fought to protect.
“It’s quite a moving story. Evelyn wanted to not only honour the brave men who lost their lives in WW2, but also the loved ones of those left at home. Although this is a fictional story, I think we captured the essence of the how people may of felt.”
1940s Britain is fairly ambitious setting for a micro-budget short film especially when funded by one person â€“ writer/producer and star of the film Evelyn Rei.
Rich explained how they did it. “Evelyn did a fantastic job producing the film and put together an amazing team of cast and crew. I was lucky Evelyn hired me,” he said.
“The budget was extremely small and there were many challenges but I think we pulled it off. Everyone involved took this project to their heart and worked very hard to make this film the best it could be. It was a real team effort. I feel privileged to be a part of it.”
The film which was shot over three days earlier this year in the South West, features locations from Plymouth and Brixham.
“We were lucky to have access to two wonderful locations. We shot a scene in Emmanuel Church in Plymouth and at Lupton House near Brixham. The staff at both locations were extremely accommodating and helpful. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
Lupton House, which has a history with WW2 â€“ it was used as a base for American forces, provides the back drop for most of the film.
Rich said: “Lupton house was a perfect location for the us, It’s a beautiful place. The connection to the 1940s helped the actors get into character and set the mood of the film. I think that translates well on screen.”