Short Film Saturday: Following Heart – The Violinist (2014)

For those who are not aware Jack and Finn Harries have gone from performers on the British sketch comedy series School of Comedy to YouTube personalities to now writing, directing and producing independent documentary projects.

This title is the first in a series called Following Heart, presented by Skype. It’s a wonderful short subject documentary that refuses to fall prey to talking head syndrome as it wonderfully blends voice over narration, music and visuals to tell its story artistically and viscerally. It’s well worth viewing.

If you want to be skeptical about the commercial presentation there is a clear reason for it. Furthermore, having backing doesn’t automatically taint short subject documentary projects. Another notable example is Xzavier by Werner Herzog for AT&T.



  1. jgiambrone · January 24, 2015

    Try using shots that don’t blow the focus.

    • bernardovillela · January 24, 2015

      Thanks. I’ll put telling someone else how to direct and edit on my to-do list. Maybe skip the next few weekends because I plan on continuing the series.

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