Learning The Ropes
by Kirsty Wallace

young boy looking through a fishtank

Production still from Learning the Ropes


A six year old boy’s account of his father’s death through cancer. This lyrical film is minimal in terms of dialogue and shot using vibrant detailing, music and bright colours as if seen through a child’s eyes.

"This was our first film and a really good experience. It's amazing what you can do with a group of dedicated people working for free over a long weekend. Truly a team effort!"Kirsty Wallace


Year 1999
Duration 11 minutes
Original format 16mm film
Screening format Beta SP or Digi Beta
Aspect ratio
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W
Screens 1

Screening history:

Bristol Filmmakers Festival 1999

START 2000


Realised through The Picture This Short Film Award