A Rush of Blood

Writen by Tristan Shepherd

How A Rush of Blood came to Lift-Off

Tristan has been a part of the Lift-Off family for quite some time now. He is a Professional Member of the Network and a prolific, award-winning filmmaker whose accolades include Best Short Live Action Narrative for Among Sweet Flowers and Shades at the Lift-Off Season Awards 2016.

Tristan’s first feature script, his primary aim is to find out how best to see this project materialised. He would be very excited to either direct the film himself, but is equally open to selling A Rush of Blood, keeping creative input as the writer.

A Rush of Blood

Written by: Tristan Shepherd

Country of origin: UK

Synopsis: Two middle-aged, married, Northern Canadian filmmakers, Brian and Carly, strike gold when their film is accepted into Sundance Film Festival. This could be their last shot at the big time so when a snowstorm grounds all flights two days before the film's premiere, they decide to risk the long drive through perilous weather conditions to Park City, Utah. Things take an unexpected turn when their car breaks down and they are forced hitch-hike the rest of the way with ambitious millennial film critic, Reegan, who has her own ideas about how to get famous. With their marriage already on the rocks will the journey bring Brian and Carly closer together or will Reegan drive a wedge between?

About Tristan Shepherd

Tristan is an awarding winning filmmaker who co-founded the film collective, Take Cover Films, in 2012. His directorial
debut, The Outside In, received a Best in Fest selection at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2014 and went on to win
Best Narrative Short at Las Vegas Lift Off Festival.

His second film, Among Sweet Flowers and Shades won Best Narrative Short at the Lift Off Season Awards.

Most recently, Tristan worked as Stephen Daldry’s video designer on the stage show, The Jungle. He has also worked as a filmmaker with the BBC and The New York Times.

A Rush of Blood is Tristan’s the first feature film script.