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Delve into the Depths of Human Behaviour with Intimate Documentary TEMPER

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Park Pictures director Georgia Hudson works with composer Yves Tomas on the film focussing on aspiration, struggle and heartbreak

Delve into the Depths of Human Behaviour with Intimate Documentary TEMPER

TEMPER is a documentary film by London-based director, Georgia Hudson. Captured through both street and intimate home interviews, the film is a compassionate study of the human condition. 

Exploring individual notions on life and what we all have in common: our aspirations, our heartbreaks and struggles, how we overcome, what it’s like to feel love, connection and freedom.

“The title TEMPER came from my ambition to make a film about extreme feelings, while trying to learn how to hold them - the juxtaposition of red explosive emotion, with the cooling and taming of trying to cope. 

I started making TEMPER in Winter 2016 when I was a new mum, newly sober and newly single. Retrospectively, I can see that it was a therapeutic project - part running away, part running into the flames with the hope of melting some. Synchronicity provided that I found cast members who each told my story when I myself was lost for words... Mela; a new mum. Oscar; on a journey through addiction. Imma; seeking their true self and Dick; with only one foot in reality, the observer. In addition to this, as I fell into the flow of street interviews, I found more and more of what I needed to hear. 

The edit has taken three years. When Paul and I started, it was detangling a web of these instinctive and unstructured ideas - it didn’t make sense, a sprawl of disjointed moments, powerful, but impossible. And gradually, over time, we were able to distill it: understand the concepts themselves better and weave it. I had to grow to make it work. Two years into the process, I returned to New York to capture the hope and resolve we needed to rise on. So now we come to release it, finally, in the winter of 2020: in a strange year where so much has been affected, burnt and broken. But also, loved harder than ever - the human condition prevails! I hope so much that TEMPER can offer the same bullett of solace and perspective that it gave me in making it, to you who might see it. 

Sending it out with love! Georgia.” 

Composer Yves Tomas says: “The film was so emotive for me that I was able to start writing music to it almost immediately. I tried to run with each idea as it came to me, using predominantly analog equipment to build sounds naturally. The result is a sonic reflection of the raw and extreme emotions I saw on screen”. 

Hailing from London with roots in Bristol, Yves Tomas is a producer, DJ and sound designer who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Grime and Pop. Tomas’ own music style is unique, and serves as a reactionary expression to his time spent working in the meat grinder culture of mainstream entertainment. He now joins Radio Slave Rekids, a label known for discovering many luminary figures in electronic music. 

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Director: Georgia Hudson 

Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Stephen Brierley, Dinah Rodriguez 

Head of Production: Anne Bobroff 

Producer: Katie Lambert, Danielle Massie 

Production Supervisor: Anastasia Alvarado 

Production Coordinator: Sarah Hawkins 

Post Production

Post Production Coordinator: Fred Deedes 

Director of Photography: Zoe White ASC, Lucca Del Puppo 

Editor: Paul O’Reilly 

Edit: Stitch 

Colourist: Lewis Crossfield 

VFX: Time Based Arts 


Sound Designer: Neil Johnson 

Sound: 750mph 

Composer: Yves Tomas 

2nd Unit Director of Photography: Kate Molins, Andrew Fletcher 

Art Director: Savannah Wyatt, Natalie Fragola 

Gaffer: Ben Davis, Daisy Zhou 

1st AC: Josh Ruffner, Kate Molins 

2nd AC: Amanda Uribe, Charlie Muentes, Corey Stein 

Steadicam: Devon Catucci 

Sound Mixer: Nathan Bonetto 

Sound: Spencer Piasman 

PA: Ian Tan, Joshua Kim, Khitam Jabr, Matt Scalora, Tristan Ledwidge 


Cast: Oscar Burnett, Mela Murder, Imma Kent, Dick Allen Cole, illyr

Genres: People, Storytelling, Dialogue

Categories: Short films, Short Films and Music Videos

Park Pictures, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:56:26 GMT