It was a simple enough fix, the vintage video camera labelled ‘LOT254’. A foreign object had been lodged in the gear.
Excited to test out the camera, he winded it up and looked through the viewfinder.
He wasn’t sure what it was he saw. So he looked again.
Toby Meakins is an award-winning London-based director and ‘Lot 254’ was his homage to the BBC adaptations of the classic short stories from M.R. James. The film was written in an hour after multiple months of ideation and shot in one day at The Cinema Museum in London.
‘Lot 254’ travelled to over 30 festivals and was awarded the First Jury Prize at Terror de Molins de Rei and Best Midnight Film at London Short Film Festival. Read this for an insight about making ‘Lot 254’ or read more about his work here.