A lonely radio-controlled toy truck uses its imagination to go on an adventurous trip to find its happy place.
The award winning British writer/director duo Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp (Sharp & Jenkins) produced “Happy Place”, a lovely short film where a lonely radio-controlled toy truck uses its imagination to go on an exciting journey. The entire film has been produced, directed, shot, and cut by Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp. Please read more about their beautiful work below the first image.
Almost every scene was shot in-camera in the UK and in Nevada, USA. They simply placed real toys at diverse locations next to the camera. Some extreme close-ups were made using a pinhole photography technique: “We made tiny round metal discs with a pinhole punched through the center then stuck these behind our camera lens. Normally this wouldn’t allow anywhere near enough light into the camera, but by using the new Sony A7s DSLR we could use its incredible sensitivity to capture what light came through the pinhole – and this technique allows little things placed on the camera lens to look huge!” Furthermore, a DJI Phantom drone was used to shoot in the desert. Sit back and enjoy this lovely short film. Some stills and credits can be found at the end of the article.