On Sunday

by duncanr

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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.

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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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