Love is a many-splendored thing, and trying to explore its true nature is by no means a simple task. This is what confronts Hamilton on a daily basis in the short film ON PAPER, directed by The London Film School’s very own Nicholas Nazari. The Entry Clearance Officer is in charge of scruitisinig newlyweds who have recently applied for a spouse visa. His judgment is crucial in establishing the authentic bond between partners, otherwise they risk being labeled a ‘sham’ marriage. The irony within Nazari’s film, however, is that Hamilton own life and relationships are far from perfect, questioning the legitimacy he has to judge others.
On March 4th 2017, ON PAPER will be screened at the Manchester Film Festival (MANIFF). Appearing at the Odeon Printworks as part of the festival’s ‘Rising Star’ strand, the 18 minute film joins 40 others that make up the Short Films category. New to 2017, the ‘Rising Star’ strand will showcase emerging talent from behind and in front of the independent camera. ON PAPER’s appearance at MANIFF comes on the back of selections at the London Short Film Festival earlier this year and the Leeds International Film Festival in 2016.
Photo Credit: Sebastian Lojo