On Sunday

by duncanr

ON SUNDAY is a film half a decade in the making – returning to Cornwall to shoot on location in his home town and painstakingly post produced in the weekends and evenings over the next 5 years, it is award-winning director David Lea’s paean to the science fiction films of his childhood.

In many ways . . .

this film is a thank you to his Dad, who actually features in the film. Way back in 1984 he hand-built a cabin bed for his bedroom and underneath this, made from wood, flashing lights and copper piping he’d constructed a spaceship cockpit. David was 6 years old and via fuzzy VHS’s already indoctrinated in the ways of the force, last star fighters and Xenomorphs – his dad used to censor the scary bits by recording Sunday Cricket over them. The finished cabin bed was a fledgling geek’s dream come true.

31 years later David thought it was past time to repay the favor and build his Dad his very own spaceship.

One Comment to “On Sunday”

  1. Elegant and poignant, and I appreciate the backstory. As a writer, I can tell you that the hardest thing to put in a story is the stuff you leave out. A priceless painting needs a lot of empty wall around it like a castle needs a great lawn. Space and silence is power.


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