Have We Met Before?

Have We Met Before? is a docudrama about how gay men have met over the ages. Focusing on different behaviours in different eras, from the hanky code in the 70s, cottaging and cruising in the 80s, to desktop websites in the 90s after the arrival of the internet, to mobile phone apps in present day. A chorus of voices lead our narrative as the verbatim stories of nine different men of various ages.

Working with the producer Syd Heather, we won a place on the BBC and BFI short film scheme, Born Digital. They wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the internet, commissioning 11 emerging filmmakers to create a short film inspired by this topic. We made it into the final group from over 400 applications. The films were broadcast on BBC Four in Spring 2019 and were available on BBC iPlayer for a limited time in the UK alone. They premiered at the BFI Southbank.

Featured at these festivals:

Fragments Film Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
aGLIFF – All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival
Deptford Cinema Film Festival
Norwich Film Festival
SQIFF – Scottish Queer International Film Festival
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
InDPanda International Film Festival
Cine Q Birmingham
Roze filmdagen
Oxford Film Festival
Porn Film Festival Vienna

Starring: Pierre Emö and Stanton Plummer Cambridge

Director, Writer & Editor – Oliver Mason vimeo.com/moreolimason
Producer – Syd Heather vimeo.com/sydheather
Director of Photography – Emily Almond Barr vimeo.com/almondtreeproductions
1st Assistant Director – Stu Laurie
Art Director – Juliet Bryant vimeo.com/julietbryant
Make Up & Hair – Diana Bruton
Costume Designer – Ellen Crawshaw
Costume Assistant – Simon Lewis
Costume Advisor – Susannah Buxton
Focus Puller – Chris Steel
Gaffers – Jonathan Moore, Arif Nadeem
Camera Trainee – Samantha Harris
Sound Design & Mix – Guy Chase
Sound Recordist – Charlie Hurst
Stills Photographer – Brendan Walker
Script Supervisor – Matthew Bates
Original Music by – Jeremy Warmsley vimeo.com/user45347547
Assistant Editor – Hansel Rodrigues
Digital Film Colourist – Colin J. Foulkes vimeo.com/colinjfoulkes
Graphic Design & Titles – Polari Studio
VFX Animator – Moira Lam
VFX Compositor – Benjamin Rozario
Quality Control – Sophie Bollard, Stuart Moore
Runners – Frank Hammond, Marco Violino, Leah Finegold

Production Executive for Plimsoll – Lucy Bilson
Production Managers for Plimsoll – Sarah Vaughton, Hannah Stansbridge
Associate Producer for BFI – Lily Slydel
Executive Producer for Plimsoll – Siobhan Logue
Executive for BFI – Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer for the BBC – Lamia Dabboussy

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