Official Selection FFTG Awards 2020 Laurel

Workout

Drama
9 mins
United Kingdom
English

Trailer

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Synopsis

Produced during the Covid-19 lockdown, Workout sees a young man, Jake, stricken with an obsession of physical improvement, leading him down a dark path of gruelling exercise, dangerous dieting and self-inflicted mental torment.

Title: 

Workout

Original Title: 

Workout

Production Year: 

2020

Director: 

Kit Bessant

Casts: 

Oliver Baylis – ‘Jake’

Producer: 

Kit Bessant

Writer: 

Kit Bessant

Editor: 

Kit Bessant

Dir. of Photography: 

Kit Bessant

Director's Interview

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Festival: 

2020

Category: 

18 Years & below, Short Films under 40 minutes

Country: 

United Kingdom

Language: 

English

Director's Statement

Workout is my ultimate passion-project, it’s an exploration of obsession and self-improvement but most importantly our expectations of ourselves – and how sometimes we go too far. I hope it can bring some attention to the mental health of young men, who too are affected by the media and society’s expectations of the human body.

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