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This Tree is Hostile (2022)
Role - Director

To overcome his post COVID anxiety, Hugh searches London for human connection and finds some unexpected friends

A short film that follows a personal journey to find connection in a modern city, meeting various characters that all inhabit loneliness in their own unique way.

This was my graduation film at the National Film and Television School. 

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WINNER: Best Documentary Student Royal

Television Society Awards


Hollyshorts 2023

DOC NYC 2022
London Short Film Festival 2022
Norwich Film Festival 2022
Bolton Film Festival 2022
The Smalls Film Festival 2022
Semi-Finalist Rhode Island International Film Festival 2022

Runtime - 16minutes


Director - Hugh Clegg

Producer - Jean de Wilde d'Estmael

DOP - Wouter Verheul

Camera Assistant - Otto Hussain 

Editor - Jón Atli Guðjónsson

Composer - Aaron King

Sound Design - Oliver Mapp

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