Harsh Blue. Short Film. 2012.

1953. The storm has passed. Daisy’s passenger liner has sunk into the black of the ocean night. She wakes, helpless and alone, floating with nothing in sight but the sea and the sky. This is the last place she expects to meet Eugene.

Written, Directed, Shot and Edited by Toby Elwes,

Starring Phoebe Elliott and Adam Parkinson.



More: Interview with The New Current


Filmed on a Canon 60d 

with a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4. 

Awards and Screenings:

Winner: Thurrock International Film Festival - Best Under 18 Award

BFI Future Film Festival 2014 - Best Fiction: 15-18 years old (Final 3)

Other nominations:

Independent Directions: National Young Filmmaker Award - Best Drama

Screentest: The National Student Film Festival 2014 - Best Drama 

Thurrock International Film Festival - Best Performance (Phoebe Elliott)


Past screenings:

The British Film Institute's Nation Film Theatre 3, London.

The historic Hyde Park Picture House, est. 1914, Leeds.

The Thameside Theatre, Essex.

The London South Bank Student Centre