Owen Davies

'Conception' explores the subject of child abuse and different dimensions of time and spirit. A baby is created through his parent's conversation while he is still in the womb. It shows that the formation of character begins in the womb, a foetus (and of course baby and child) developed in circumstances of abuse will likely develop into a messed up adult.

Behind the scenes of Conception

We used a cheap Panasonic camera, a Rode microphone and a Rode boom pole. We filmed the entire short in my house in Melbourne. We kept the filming techniques relatively simple. We moved the camera a little, used zoom transitions to try to show where the character's minds are focused and dip to white transitions when we moved into different dimensions.


Moises Velasquez
BlackRoad Studios