Roger reż|dir Reuben Hamlyn | UK | 2019 | 13 min prod|pro Remarkably Calm Productions scen|wr Reuben Hamlyn zdj|ph Beatriz de Satstre muz|mus Jamie Travis mon|ed Emil Joseph ob|cast Eddie Toll, Mia Sorteriou
Lena embarks on her new job as a “Roger,” a service application that provides its clients with a domestic assistant with which they never directly communicate. Unsettled by her new role, Lena strives to build a relationship with her employer through unexpected means.
Reuben is an English-American writer and director who focuses on stories that address imbalances of power and people pushed to the margins of society. Reuben graduated Kings College London with a Liberal Arts degree in 2018. Alongside his day to day work as a corporate videographer, he creates narrative, documentary, and arthouse films. Reuben’s last short, “Brother!”, a found-footage essay film investigating the swollen and synthetic forms of masculinity exhibited in the pro wrestling subculture, was screened at Copeland Gallery London. Reuben is also currently developing a short documentary shot in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2018. “Roger” is Reuben’s first budgeted narrative short film.