Director Nick Childs’ approach to adaptation holds a lesson for us all, as his choice of material centres on pieces which already have a strong cinematic spine within them and don’t need to be mangled into something unrecognisable to make it to the screen, which would explain why writer Steve Hamilton was willing to give him the go ahead on the adaptation of his short story A Shovel With My Name On It for his short film The Shovel.
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