I went to see the UK premiere of Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads at the Cambridge Film Festival last night. It is a mixture between a period costume drama and a science fiction film which follows young physicist Steven, played by Henry Lloyd Hughes (Inbetweeners), and his dream to travel time following a traumatic incident in his childhood.
It is a very low budget film, reportedly £100,000, and was largely financed by writer/director couple Ant Neely and Sloane U’Ren selling their house. Having worked on big budget productions in the past, they were able to call on their industry friends to help with their ambitious project. It was filmed entirely in Cambridge and they were able to cut costs by using Ant Neely’s brothers house as their main location. They completed a hectic shoot in less than four weeks whilst established actors like Camilla Rutherford (Gosford Park, 2001) had to work on severely reduced wages.
Despite all the restrictions the filmmakers had I think they’ve managed to pull off what they set out to do. For the most part, Dimensions has the look of a high production value film and is a very engaging and interesting piece of cinema.
Here’s the trailer:
Last night’s viewing was the first of three at the Cambridge Film Festival but they haven’t managed to strike a deal with any distributors. It would be a shame if this film disappears into nothingness because it deserves to be seen on a much bigger scale than just festivals, if only for the dedication and ambition of the filmmakers.
So I would definitely recommend this to people interested in time travel or just British Cinema as a whole.
Check out the website for more info.