The Present (Stuart Elliot 2012)
The first video of the week is a short film by Stuart Elliot, a Scottish filmmaker working in London ans Glasgow. The Present was shot on a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray and tells the story of a man who starts filming every second of his life – much to the irritation of his surroundings.
The film was featured in the 2012 edition of Mobil Film Festival in San Diego, CA. It addresses the omnipresence of the mobile phone in our lives. We document every step we take, often without considering the privacy rights of us or others.