26 Seconds Of A Trip Along A Bangkok Canal.

Kubrick, Spielberg, Scorsese and Fellini, four of the greatest directors of all time…well, get ready to add a new name to that list. The surname ‘Dance’ may not be familiar to movie goers just yet but all that is about to change because ‘Dance’ is my surname and I’ve made a short film.

The short film is set somewhere along one of the many stretches of canal that weave their way through Bangkok. I actually did some location research a while back when I knew I was going to be making this film, you can read about my day along the canals of Bangkok by clicking this link to a previous post.

So let’s settle down and watch my debut picture, ’26 Seconds of a Trip Along a Bangkok Canal’


I know…it’s quite stunning isn’t it. Of course the scenery is nice and the sight of the fluffy white clouds in the sky floating high above traditional buildings sends ones imagination to distant far off lands of a bygone era…but it’s also stunning because of my directing skills. Firstly, you will notice that I have filmed this on my phone and held it upwards, creating the dark black sections on either side of the screen. I did this to show how the outside world, the world away from this peaceful canal, is a world of darkness and misery. I also barely moved the camera at all and stuck rigidly to just one shot – a skill very few directors seem to attempt.

Also, as short films go, this one is rather short but I want to leave the viewer wanting more – I’m happy to say, I achieved this. I think this could be the beginning of a wonderful career in film.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Rivergirl says:

    Riveting cinematography.
    I’m sure it will be destined for Cannes…

    1. It was too late for entry at Cannes, sadly, but I’ve still plenty of time to enter it in the Oscars. I honestly don’t think I will win, but a nomination would be pleasant.

      1. Rivergirl says:

        Yes, but just think how sweaty you’d be in a tuxedo….

      2. I don’t think that’s an image either of us should think about for too long…

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  2. DoMoreBeMore says:

    Hey you’re on YouTube too!! (subscribed!). What on earth was the noise? The motor? Funny I was kinda expecting such a serence place to have a serene sound! I really need to get to Bangkok tho – I’d love a ride on one of the canals! Feels very adventurous!

    1. Yes, it was the motor – I’d stopped noticing it actually, it became part of the experience, but you should defo do a canal trip if you get yourself over here. I thought I’d give the YouTubing a bit of a go – gotta get those hits on this website any way we can! 🙂

  3. I’m thinking nominations for Best Documentary Short, Best Actorless Movie, Best Sound Mixing, Best Live Action, and of course Best Director. There is definitely career potential here. Good luck. I’m rooting for you.

    1. This is so kind and you took the words right out of my mouth. I can tell that you are being really genuine too 😂

      1. Sincerity is my middle name. Travel Sincerity Architect. 😉

  4. Georgina says:

    Absolutely!! 🙂 Will be reading more of your blogs. I do miss Thailand.

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