Disconnected: An Interview with Tom Edkins

Interview with film-maker Tom Edkins.

The Oxford Culture Review

Tom Edkins, an English student at Magdalen College Oxford, has been making films for over a year, in which time he has been shortlisted for the Reed Short Film Competition 2012 and filmed Mercury winners Alt-J. I spoke to him about his inspirations and forthcoming projects.

Which is your favourite film that you’ve made, and why?

Probably my first music video, which I made with some friends at school. It was our last few weeks in the Upper Sixth, and we’d written a song called ‘Kids’ about trying not to act your age, so it all felt very nostalgic. The video’s quite shabby and not very technically accomplished, but it was before I really knew anything about filming so we just threw loads of ideas on the table and had a lot of fun shooting them. More recently, I enjoyed making my first proper short, Ignatius, because it was…

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