Dimensions (film)

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Dimensions Title.jpg
Title Art
Directed by Sloane U’Ren
Produced by Sloane U’Ren
Ant Neely
Screenplay by Ant Neely
Starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Camilla Rutherford
Patrick Godfrey
Olivia Llewellyn
Sean Heart
Music by Ant Neely
Cinematography Simon Dennis
Edited by Adam Garstone
Sculptures of Dazzling Complexity Ltd
Release date
  • 21 September 2011 (2011-09-21) (Cambridge Film Festival)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Dimensions is a 2011 science fiction-love story film set in the 1920s and 1930s. The film was directed by Sloane U’Ren and written by Ant Neely, who are a married couple. The film is U’Ren’s feature film directorial debut and is also known as Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads.

Dimensions premiered as part of the 2011 Cambridge Film Festival (U.K.) and outsold, per screen, the U.K. premieres of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Help and Midnight in Paris.[1] After the Cambridge screenings, the film underwent a minor re-edit and was finished in early 2012. Dimensions was voted Best Film 2012 at the 37th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and awarded the Gort Award.[2] Previous Gort Award winners have included Duncan Jones' Moon.[3] The film went on to win Best Film at the London Independent Film Festival [4] and Best Film at the Long Island International Film Expo.[5] Director Sloane U'Ren was also awarded Best Director at the Long Island International Film Expo.


The film follows Stephen, a brilliant young scientist who lives in Cambridge, England, in what appears to be the 1920s. His world is turned upside down upon meeting a charismatic and inspirational professor at a garden party, who demonstrates to Stephen and his friends what life would be like if they were one-, or two-dimensional beings. He then proceeds to explain that by manipulating other dimensions, time travel may actually be possible.

Soon after the professor's visit, Stephan,his cousin, Conrad, and his neighbor, Victoria, were fooling around by a well. Conrad throws Victoria's skipping rope down the well. The nanny catches the boys rolling around fighting and drags them in the house by the ears leaving Victoria alone to play outside by herself. After some time, she decides to climb down the well to get her skipping rope. She never climbs out of the well and her body is never found.

As Stephen’s life unfolds, events lead him to dedicate himself to turning the Professor’s theories of time travel into reality. Jealousy, love, obsession, temptation and greed surround him, influencing his fragile mind and the direction of his work.



Sloane U'Ren and Ant Neely have worked in the film industry for many years on large Hollywood films and television productions,[6] U'Ren as art director and designer with Neely as a composer and musician.[7] The couple wanted to make their own film for many years and rather than wait for a large studio to invest decided to produce the film independently, Neely said, "We could wait for someone to come knock on our door and get old waiting, or we could just go and do it."[8]

U'Ren and Neely sold their house to help finance the production, a move that caused some media attention in the UK.[9][10]

Principal photography started on 26 July 2010 and ended on 21 August 2010.[11] Dimensions joins a small but growing list of feature films shot entirely using DSLR cameras, at times the film used three Canon 5D Mk II and a Canon 7D.

The film was shot entirely in and around Cambridge, England including Downing College, Cambridge University. Sloane U'Ren and Ant Neely, along with almost all of the cast, attended the world premiere: they introduced themselves before the screening, and answered questions about the project and how it was completed afterwards.


The original score was composed by Neely and recorded at British Grove Studios with the London Metropolitan Orchestra.


  1. ^ Cambridge Evening News[1]
  2. ^ New Empress Magazine[2]
  3. ^ Wired Magazine[3]
  4. ^ London Independent Film Festival"[4]"
  5. ^ IMDB"[5]"
  6. ^ Credits: Sloane U'Ren official page, 2009
  7. ^ Neely Credits: Ant Neely IMDB, 2005
  8. ^ Ant Neely: BBC News Interview on YouTube BBC, 2010
  9. ^ BBC News: BBC News Interview on YouTube BBC, 2010
  10. ^ Chris Elliot: Cambridge Evening News CEN, 2010
  11. ^ Cast and Crew: Dimensions Blog official page, 2009

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