Wasteland 

Directed by Lily Limmer
Written by Lily Huang and Lily Limmer
Shot by Balazs Weidner
Produced by Emily Robinson
Production design by Lily Huang and Seb Chan













Filming paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.




 












It is with a great sadness I present to you these images in place of a finished film; I wish with all my heart that this was a film and not a text box. We raised thousands of pounds and worked tirelessly on this project but we were forced to suspend the production in March 2020 when the country went into a national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


For those of you who haven’t already switched to a less self-pitying tab, I hope to present you with a small glipse of the film we would have created had the circumstances been different, and share the radical ethos with which we undertook this project and with which I itend to continue working as a filmmaker.




Sneak Peak (Ungraded):

















BTS by Lily Boyle.

All sets, set-dec and action props are second-hand. Most of it was quite literally rubbish. We collected items we found on the streets of South London and set up purpose-made bins around university campuses to collect plastics of the right colour and material to dress beach scenes. Our designer, Lily (Huang), crafted special nets, to which rubbish was attached, which were then sunk into the sand (thus disapearing!) in order to avoid any plastic waste ending up in the environment. The climate crisis was at the heart of our story, and the drive behind our production and design methods. 

Here are some reclaimed props in action: