For those of you who think that directors’ lives are spent rushing
from one glamorous shoot to another - take note of the experience of TTO
director, Martin Briley.
Briley was happily resigned to filming an ad for Lindt chocolates in
sunny Camden Town, when he received a panicked call from his office.
TTO had entered Briley’s short film, Drifting, into the Manhattan Short
Film Festival, and the festival office had called to say it had been
shortlisted for several categories. The awards ceremony was on the
Friday night, three days away, but Briley was determined to be
He conscientiously finished his Lindt shoot, wrapping by 4.30pm on
Friday and jumping in a cab to catch the 6.30 flight to New York.
It was just as well he made it, as Drifting was elected best overall
short film, with the prize of free film and camera equipment for
Briley’s first feature. After a few glasses of bubbly, he sped back to
London to start filming another ad, this time for Flash. What a