About the Book
In 2018, Czech-born Markéta Brundova found herself far from home at Cardiff Univserity to study Drama as part of the Erasmas Programme. Looking for projects outside university that would mirror her own ambitions, she saw a casting call for "someone to play a bored wife and mum in a zero-budget film" who had "enthusiasm for the freedom working on an Art Film can offer".
Neither Hutchings nor Brundova would know at the time, but this listing would be the start of a collaboration that would affect their lives in ways they could never have expected.
Hutchings' production diary of Happy Returns follows his journey from giving up on Thingymaking to “trying to do things properly”, through giving up on “trying to do things properly” and, again, taking up Thingymaking to follow his daydreams and inspirations.
From Start to Thingy is the story of how a passion project can offer you shelter from hard times, experiences that lighten your day and support from people you would never have met otherwise.
"This is what indie film is all about, completely personal stories
that only could have come from the mind of their creators."
The Don't Tell Show.
Presents Inc brings the feature-length art comedies, or Thingys, of Daniel Hutchings to the screen. Each Thingy has an accompanying book that illuminates the thoughts and considerations that went into the making of each Thingy. These book are brought to you by Presents Inc. See all of Hutchings' Thingys in full and for free at PresentsInc.com. Free films from a free filmmaker for free imaginations.