A cautionary tale about happiness.
Office worker Mark keeps daydreaming about his past holiday, missing opportunities to be happy in the present.
I wrote ‘The Long Summer’ in collaboration with Bas Berendse, who also produced the film while I directed it. The film was created for the 2016 MyRodeReel online short film competition.
We wanted to tell a story about a person that lives to work, with the only bright spot in his year being the few weeks he spends away on holiday. It is a cautionary tale about happiness. If you only dream about the past and future, you will miss chances to be happy in the present.