Colin is an Irishman living in Marseilles. He is happy with his life
here; the calm routine of it all. But unbeknownst to Colin, some events
that were buried deep in his past have become dislodged in the darkness,
and are bubbling up to the surface…




Directors’ Statement:

‘Punch-Drunk’ is a short film about the past catching up with you: about the moment someone’s mundane life is slapped off its axis.

After finally completing a short that involved numerous locations, actors, extras and seasonal-specific shooting schedules, we wanted to film a short that would be about as easy to film as possible, with as minimal post-production as possible. Inspired (logistically) by Sam Benenati’s short film ‘Emily’, the idea was to create a short that was one continuous close-up of a single character. However, a film’s visuals mean nothing without a decent script behind them, and so it was important to come up with a story that was captivating enough that not only did it not matter that you only see one face for almost the whole running time, but in fact that aspect would actually feed into the creeping sense of dread and the unease the viewer should feel.

Production Stills/Behind The Scenes


  • director: Larry Ketang
  • writer/director: Liam White
  • dop: Gareth Bowler
  • sound: Martyn Ellis


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  • shooting format: digital
  • duration: 12mins 41secs
  • screening format: DCP/MP4
  • aspect ratio: 2.4:1
  • sound format: stereo