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'The Young Explorers'
14 June 2022 3 mins 47s
Childhood innocence
by Lateefah Jones

This short film follows three young people as they finish school, eat noodles in a Chinese restaurant and make their way slowly home all whilst discussing the countries they want to visit. It’s evident that they share a love and curiosity about different countries and their cultures, and that their friendship is secured by this common interest. It’s especially heartening to see their openness to difference, the way they share facts, ask questions and come to their own conclusions with such uncomplicated ease. The shots of them walking home deep in discussion are reminiscent of the film ‘Stand By Me', particularly the bridge scenes... and it feels like an affectionate nod.

Their final conclusion: that they want to see these places in person not just write about them is simple but lovely. The film could probably have been condensed to a shorter length without losing the message, and sometimes the youngsters' delivery feels a bit ‘drama school’, but it's nonetheless an affecting piece evincing a love of travel.

Product Category: Holiday Companies

Territory: USA



The Corner Shop
Director: Sara Dunlop
Producer: Tess Mitchell
EP: Anna Hashmi
EP: Jessica Miller
DOP: Eduard Grau

Work
Editor: Bill Smedley

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Expedia
'The Young Explorers'
14 June 2022 3 mins 47s

Childhood innocence

This short film follows three young people as they finish school, eat noodles in a Chinese restaurant and make their way slowly home all whilst discussing the countries they want to visit. It’s evident that they share a love and curiosity about different countries and their cultures, and that their friendship is secured by this common interest. It’s especially heartening to see their openness to difference, the way they share facts, ask questions and come to their own conclusions with such uncomplicated ease. The shots of them walking home deep in discussion are reminiscent of the film ‘Stand By Me', particularly the bridge scenes... and it feels like an affectionate nod.

Their final conclusion: that they want to see these places in person not just write about them is simple but lovely. The film could probably have been condensed to a shorter length without losing the message, and sometimes the youngsters' delivery feels a bit ‘drama school’, but it's nonetheless an affecting piece evincing a love of travel.

Product Category: Holiday Companies

Territory: USA



The Corner Shop
Director: Sara Dunlop
Producer: Tess Mitchell
EP: Anna Hashmi
EP: Jessica Miller
DOP: Eduard Grau

Work
Editor: Bill Smedley

Expedia 14 June 2022
'The Young Explorers' 3 mins 47s

Childhood innocence

by Lateefah Jones

This short film follows three young people as they finish school, eat noodles in a Chinese restaurant and make their way slowly home all whilst discussing the countries they want to visit. It’s evident that they share a love and curiosity about different countries and their cultures, and that their friendship is secured by this common interest. It’s especially heartening to see their openness to difference, the way they share facts, ask questions and come to their own conclusions with such uncomplicated ease. The shots of them walking home deep in discussion are reminiscent of the film ‘Stand By Me', particularly the bridge scenes... and it feels like an affectionate nod.

Their final conclusion: that they want to see these places in person not just write about them is simple but lovely. The film could probably have been condensed to a shorter length without losing the message, and sometimes the youngsters' delivery feels a bit ‘drama school’, but it's nonetheless an affecting piece evincing a love of travel.

Product Category: Holiday Companies

Territory: USA



The Corner Shop
Director: Sara Dunlop
Producer: Tess Mitchell
EP: Anna Hashmi
EP: Jessica Miller
DOP: Eduard Grau

Work
Editor: Bill Smedley