Thoughts of growing old as a gay guy terrified Arron Blake – until a 72-year-old man changed his life. I put all those experiences and messages into the short, which I co-produced and co-directed with award-winning cinematographer, Darius Shu.
The film tells the story of a strange encounter between two men of very different ages. It offers a stimulating and exhilarating vision of the world and the dark and dangerous society in which we live
CLOSE UP CULTURE | DARIUS SHU AND ARRON BLAKE ON THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER 'HIS HANDS'
First-time directors Darius Shu and Arron Blake are heading to the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival with a short film, titled His Hands, made on a budget of just £400.
Ahead of the festival later this week, Close-up Culture’s James Prestridge spoke to the co-directors about their incredible resourcefulness, exploring the issue of loneliness, creating a distinct visual style, and much more
'AN EROTIC AND UNSETTLING SHORT FILM OF STRIKING POWER'.
Every once in a while, a truly unusual and striking film stops you in your tracks – when it’s a silent film that runs just about as long as your tea break but packs a considerable punch, you know you’re really onto something.
Arron Blake and Darius Shu write, direct, and produce short film, His Hands, an atmospheric psychological thriller. Shu and Blake opt not to use dialogue throughout, lending further strength to the film's richly crafted aesthetics and allowing us as viewers to use our own perspectives in exploring the intriguingly ambiguous narrative.
Cranking the atmosphere to eleven, short filmmakers Arron Blake and Darius Shu treat audiences to a smorgasbord of tension and drama with no dialogue to act as relief. The result is a compelling and piercing mystery-thriller.
“His Hands,” a short film written, directed, and produced by Arron Blake and Darius Shu, follows two men of different ages meeting for the strangest encounter of their lives. Reading this short synopsis I didn’t know how the film was going to be portrayed; little did I know this was going to be a film that would watch and immediately message every single one of my friends to tell them to watch it immediately!
Surreal, intriguing, emotionally powerful. His Hands is all of it at once. The silent short film, created by actor Arron Blake and cinematographer Darius Shu, is a masterpiece built on suspense and appealing imagery. I remember watching the trailer for the first time and wonder about what I had just seen, not really knowing what to feel.