Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016
Oxygen of Terror, Film Still, 2016

A short musical film about a boy wrongly accused of being an extremist and what follows as his class decides how to react. The school is seen as a mirror of global conflicts, and the characters represent different positions on the issues surrounding terrorism. The musical genre is used to examine these issues with a lightness of touch, and to subvert the ideological foundations of the genre. Oxygen of Terror shines the spotlight on the thin veil of liberalism too common in society today. The Western liberal ideology fails to even acknowledge the existence of the illiberal domestic and foreign policies it relies on.

Cast and Crew

Leila: Tia Bannon
Ms Lucy: Emily Laing
Aquil: Rey Reynolds
Mr Lambourn: Richard Glaves
Riham: Rania Kurdi
Mo: Josh Williams
Larissa: Nicole Abraham
Sam: Uosof Ahmadi
Cameron: Robert Ristic

Composition and Arrangements: Thomas Fitzsimons
Director of Photography: Anna Grenman
Set Design: Lucie Beauvert
Editor: Mdhamiri a Nkemi
Associate Producer: Lillian Maguire
Casting Director: Gertie Pye
Assistant Director: Guy Wilson
Costumes: Tiger Chadwick
Make-up Artist: Mikaela Honeywill
Art Department: Sam Meridith
Sound Recordist: Ben Dallimore
Camera Operator: Pratyush Bhattacharyya
First Assistant Camera: Seiichiro Itoyama
Second Assistant Camera: Anna Bouwman
Gaffer: Vinnie Marranghino
Spark: Luca Nappa, Chloe Deleplace, Dhruv Tripathi
Grip: Franco Volpi
Graphics: Lauren Budestschu
Colourist: John Rogers
Sound Mixer: Mike Wyeld

Special Thanks:

Camille Baker
Rodrigo Canas
George Duck
Thomas Grogan
Nadia Inha
Charlotte Jarvis
Martha McGuinn
Rihanon Morgan Hatch
Tim Olden
Mariana Pestana
Nina Pope
Joseph Popper
Ash Sarkar
Fiona Seres
Florence Sharp
Deborah Tchoudjinoff
Ruby Thomas
Stephen Walt

Filmed and Recorded at
The Royal College of Art