Three intersecting stories of loneliness and isolation that centers around Janan, a woman from Afghanistan who travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Complications arise when William, a medical sciences student working at the clinic switches the donors semen for his own.
Six months later, William contacts Janan on the pretence of an official check up, he arranges to meet her in India as Afghanistan is too dangerous. In the hope of being a father to the child, William confesses all to Janan in their meeting where she learns not only who the father is but that the baby she will give birth to comes from a family with long standing connections to the military and were part of the forces on the ground in her homeland.
I worked on Utopia as the main sound recordist for the Scotland location which is in most of this trailer above.
I also headed up the team for the post production as my role as supervising sound editor and helping out all the other team members and facilitate the best work.
I love being involved in both the location and post production stages because of the continuity in discussions from the director. Allowing for better communication ultimately leads to a better production process as we seamlessly move from location to editing knowing the challenges already and how we best get around them.