Directed by Marcus Thomas
UK | 19 MINS | WORLD PREMIERE | 2016 | English
Music for many people is a form of expression.
For Lucas Walters, it is the only thing that helps softens the impact of his mental health issues.
Suffering from Bipolar disorder, he channels his deepest darkest thoughts through a musical alter ego named Bubzy.
As time has gone on it becomes apparent that he is struggling to keep a line between the two, with an impending court date and the fear of prison making him anxious over whether he would have to become Bubzy in order to survive.
Marcus Thomas began his media career in podcasting, where he was co-producer, co-host and lead writer of a comedy podcast, running for around 9 months. For the final three months of its running time it sat between 60-110 in the comedy podcast chart on iTunes with this spurring him on to pursue a career in media.
Taking on a BA in media production, he quickly fell in love with filmmaking and took any opportunity to learn, using the kit available at the university to freelance, earning enough money to buy his own within a year. He registered a company called Fresh Take Media in order to appear more respectable when approaching clients and this resulted in him building a portfolio of work and contacts within the music industry, completing work on red carpets for Capital FM, Wireless Festival, Relentless Energy, Music News and also a viral web series.
Despite doing all of this, Marcus completed his BA with first class honours before earning a scholarship to complete a Masters Degree in Creative Digital Film Production in Bedfordshire. Here he focused on his filmmaking skills and truly found himself as a filmmaker, working through personal trauma and loss to create work of great distinction and vision. It is during this time that he met Bubzy, a fellow creative and they set about collaborating on a documentary together.
Marcus followed him around for six months as a part of his MA and made a film which his tutors and classmates found to be wholly moving, and ultimately he completed his course with a Distinction as a result of this piece.
Upon graduating, Marcus was headhunted for a job in media as a result of the quality of his portfolio and freelance work and now works in Hoxton/Shoreditch for a small creative agency called Tailwind Media. It is here that he oversees, produces and directs social media adverts and corporate videos for brands such as Tesco, Dr. Beckmann, Pringles, Kellogs and British Gas among others.
Marcus has only just stepped out into the wider industry, but is on course to achieve his dreams of becoming a feature film director in the future. For now though he is currently writing several shorts as well as producing/directing music videos for award winning artists.