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The View by Neil Neenan

The View by Neil Neenan

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3.7.0 / 5


The emotional connections experienced by different visitors to a picturesque coastal location.

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The View is a short poetic film that centres around a bench overlooking the British coastline. During the film we are witness to poignant moments in the lives of the location's fictionalised frequent visitors, who each have a different reason for being there. A poem written for the film carries the narrative through from start to finish.

Short fact: the film was shot at Samphire Hoe in Kent, which is man-made entirely from the material that was dug up to create the Channel Tunnel.

  • Old Woman

    Jessica Barnes
  • Teenage Boy

    Daniel Casper
  • Businessman

    Ian Draper
  • Stag Victim

    Jack Gavin
  • Narrator

    Mark Jeary
  • Young Boy

    Tai Lilley
  • Teenage Girl

    Sarah Savage
  • Young Girl

    Amy Stone
  • Old Man

    Eric Storm
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The View on IMDB
Festivals & Screenings

Cannes In A Van, 2009

End of the Pier International Film Festival, 2009

Swansea Bay International Film Festival, 2009

Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2009 (Videoteque only)

Encounters Film Festival, 2009 (Videoteque only)

Also screened at:

Phoenix Cinema, East Finchey as part of a double bill with 'Milkman' by James Rumsey

'Life's Just Networking' networking event


Best Cinematography (Shorts), End of the Pier International Film Festival, 2009


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