H I D E A W A Y - Official Selections No Gloss & Shropshire Rainbow Film Festivals 2014
P R E S S http://the-humanexperience.com/nogloss-diy-film-festival/ by Francesca Lewis
'Billed as one of the festival’s “Official Selections” – films that had a special place in the panel’s hearts – Hideaway is indeed an impressive and affecting film. Made on a tiny 2k budget, with a crew and cast that worked for free, it paints an intimate and beautiful picture of a kidnapping turned friendship. When girl-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks Phoebe, in debt to her drug dealer employers, is forced to take rich girl Jessica hostage, a strange bond begins to form as the two hide out at Jessica’s holiday home in the country. With incredible chemistry between its central pair, a simple yet beautiful script and breathtaking location, this is a film that proves you don’t need big bucks to make good art. Following the film, its crew did a short Q&A, during which it was revealed that the actors lived at the location, chose and wore their character’s wardrobe and were woken at unexpected hours by the crew to enhance the emotions of the story. These unconventional methods definitely paid off!'