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Taking Stock

Taking Stock is a new short film by Duncan Cowles, commissioned as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts TV Series. Completed in October 2017, the film was broadcast on Channel 4, December 1st 2017 in Random Acts Series 4, Episode 4.

Using his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the absurd, mundane and funny side of being trapped inside your own head as an out of work, self-employed freelancer.

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A film by: Duncan Cowles

Composer: Anthony Ing

Commissioned by Catherine Bray for Channel 4's Random Acts

Broadcast Date: 1st December, Channel 4 (UK)

Length: 4mins

Completed: October 2017

Production Company: Relative Films Ltd

Posted on: 1st October, 2017

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