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The Residue of a Relationship

Brett Chapman

The Residue of a Relationship

Film synopsis

""When a relationship ends there are often some leftovers, little pieces of what it once was clinging on in the subtleties of day-to-day life. For most people this residue of a relationship settles in the form of items left around the house or on an electronic device. It could be a note that you can't throw away or a reminder of somewhere you visited together but for me, this residue is a series of seven unopened letters."

The Residue of a Relationship is a short film that looks at the leftovers of love and tries to piece together what it all means. It follows a real-world love story from its inception through to a conclusion in a thoroughly modern tale of romance in the 21st century.

Filmmaker Brett Chapman spent his whole life obsessed with the movies, so when he had a chance encounter with a Swedish girl in a Dutch hostel he pulled out his camera and began to bring to life the movies he'd always admired.

Lovingly crafted with a handmade aesthetic, The Residue of a Relationship is a candid love story un-like any other, pulling on elements of documentary filmmaking and stitching them together with some of the most recognisable cornerstones of romantic cinema.

A coming of age story for a generation raised on John Hughes and Cameron Crowe movies, The Residue of a Relationship is a funny and heartwarming tale about the lessons we learn from the things that people leave behind."

Project summary




United Kingdom


Romance, Documentary

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