"Nicely written and shot with real efficiency. A sort of Before Sunrise for the Home Counties..."

- Jack Thorne (Writer: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, This Is England 86, 88)

"Stylish.  Well done.  Nicely acted and directed.  Engaging story.  Notable cinematography and framing."

-  Mark Goldblatt (Editor: The Terminator, Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

"I absolutely loved this. Top notes on everything. Loved the characters, great acting, lovely writing, very well-paced, great ending!"
                                                                                                                               - Ryan Connolly (Film Riot | Triune Films)

"There's something incredibly charming about it that I can't quite put my finger on. It feels real in a way that I think we can all relate to. It's well shot, well-acted, and well... is pretty damn impressive"

- AintItCoolNews

 

“Sims paces the film beautifully and has written a script that feels authentic from beginning to end with about as perfect an ending as one can ask for within the span of an indie short.”

Bus Stop is the kind of film that makes you want to sit back down and watch it again, a perfect weaving together of top-notch production values, involving characters beautifully brought to life, and yet a memorable story that makes you want just a little more time with these characters.” 

- Richard Propes, The Independent Critic. 

 

“...Sims captures the beautiful possibilities that present themselves to us every day in our lives...”

“With a dedication to character and script, Sims delivers an embracing and enchanting tale of two sitters...”

- UK FILM REVIEW

“Sims really interjects some humility and humanity between the pair without hamming up the philosophical elements as though it were some strained indie flick. It’s with this that Bus Stop soars”

- SCREENRELISH

“Sims has not only constructed a well-paced and relatable story with moments and dialogue that are by turns witty and touching...”

“Sims manages to skillfully avoid the normal tropes that tell us when to feel what and how the story will end.” – CAMEO LAUNCH

 

“Presenting a convincing romance in a short film format is often hard due to time constraints and character development limitations, however, in Bus Stop Sims pushes past these boundaries to present audiences with a story that is highly developed.”  

- Faruq Oyekan, Team Procreate. 

BUS STOP (2015) Writer | Director

DRAMEDY

"He just lost his job. She just got dumped. These two strangers meet at a bus stop right when they needed each other the most. In an impromptu attempt to cheer each other up they go on an tour of his home town however before the tour is over reality bumps into them." 

Originally written, produced and shot in 72 hours

Starring

Valorie Curry  & Sam  Underwood 

Jamie Christlow  Timothy Buckler  Ryan Swithenbank

Produced by Jamie Sims & Polly Louise Rayns 

Director of Photography: Joe Beverley 
First Assistant Camera: Duncan Trevithick 
Sound Recorded by Patrick Casey 
Sound Mixed by James Wright
First Assistant Director: Hannah Gabriella Moore 
Production Assistant: Rob Swithenbank
Edited by Matthew Cresswell
Colour by Samuel Hurlock
Music by Ursine Vulpine

PREMIERED | THE LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2015)  

AWARDS

WINNER | BEST 'GOLDEN RULE' FILM

TAMPA BAY HUMANITARIAN FILM FESTIVAL 

WINNER | BEST FICTION FILM

 THURROCK FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER | BEST FILM  &  BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE 

THE DURHAM FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER | BEST FILM

THE OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL

WINNER | FILM OF THE WEEK

AWARDEO.COM

NOMINATION |  THE HERZBLUT AUDIENCE AWARD 

BACKUP FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINATED | BEST FILM

 #CTHEFILM

 

SECOND PLACE  | FILM OF THE MONTH

 SHOOTINGPEOPLE.COM

SELECTION | SHORT OF THE WEEK

 AINTITCOOLNEWS.COM

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