In Thieves, a timid young thief named Tom takes part in his first violent break-in, accompanied by the experienced and threatening Garrett. The theft will soon take a horribly wrong turn as Tom’s fears will manifest themselves.
Thieves was shot on location in winter 2018 over the course of two nights, in the freezing cold and under a pouring rain. The short was shot on an Arriflex SR3 camera, using Kodak Super 16mm motion picture film (500T stock).
Thieves explores the potential of the action thriller genre on a tight budget and under technical limitations, making use of dynamic camera movements, vehicle operations and minor stunts to bring its story to life as vividly as possible.
The film was shot through minimal takes to maximise the length of the stock. Special attention was given to the sound design in post-production, to enhance Tom’s fears and heightened perception of his surroundings.