Award-Winning Short Film: Odds (2021)

A man lost in a landscape hitches a ride in a passing car.

  • Date Filmed 7 December 2020. Completed May 2021.

The empty road in Chertsey Meads, Surrey.

This product was shot in December 2020 with a remote location shoot in Chertsey Meads, Surrey. It was completed on 3 May 2021.

Cinematographer & Co-Producer: Derk Russell
Editor: James Page
Composer: Dale Sumner
Sound Design & Mix: John Wood
Production Assistant: Richard Kirk
Colourist: Henry Howard at Wash
Marketing Materials & Stills: Steve Jaipaul
Location Manager: Vincent Furnier

Many thanks to Runnymede Council, Essex Insurance and the Docket Eddy Residents Association for all their help, advice and support during pre-production.

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Designed by Be Content using image by Steve Jaipaul

In Ontario, Canada

Screening in March

Jack Blakey plays Jay.

Elizabeth Stretton plays Bo.

An online festival in July. Watch it here:

Nominated for Best Sound Award. Screening 4 September.

Our other production "Put Away" received an honourable mention at this festival too.

Screening in Denver, Colorado 15 May.

A man lost in a landscape. Drone shot by Derk Russell.

Screening 22 May in Andover, UK

Thriller Category

Is there a chance of a lift anywhere?

Screening 9 April in Luton. Nominated for Best Film.

A man is lost in a desolate landscape. His only hope is hitching a lift.

Screening online on 13 March.

No signal. Image by Steve Jaipaul

Screening December.

Image by Steve Jaipaul

Nominated for Best Short Film, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

"I wouldn't want to pick me up around here."

Long listed for the Funny Women Short Film Award.

World premiere in Oregon in July.

Screening on 31 October

Designed by Be Content using image by Steve Jaipaul

Cinematographer Derk Russell secures the car mount. Image by Steve Jaipaul

Image by Steve Jaipaul

Inside the car. Image by Steve Jaipaul.

The opening drone shot in progress.

Image by Steve Jaipaul.

The entire cast and crew. Image by Steve Jaipaul.

British Premiere in Bath on 31 October 2021 alongside the Cannes award-winning "Titane".