DIAMONDS ON WEDNESDAY is a Short Biographical Documentary on Louise Adams, the partner of retired botanist Robin Adams, whom the documentary does not appear to show. The short was filmed candidly in Early 2012, and focusses exclusively on Louise Adams in a fly-on-the-wall / day-in-the-life style, but left untouched for almost four years. The young, naive filmmaker Louis filmed with his Digital SLR camera a subject whose at-first seemingly bewildering appearance is put aside by the gentle charming nature of Louise's demeanour. In 2017, a team from Westminster Film School re-visited the subject to create MOONFLOWER, a documentary about Louise and Robin Adams, her partner, and former biological self. MOONFLOWER challenges perceptions by presenting the two people as individuals, of which they are, but present's tension in the eyes of the camera, and the viewer
"DIAMONDS was unique for a number of reasons. I was only barely a teenager and didn't really know what I was doing with this short - it was initially going to be a photo shoot for my GCSE Photography coursework at the time but spontaneously I decided I wanted to document this whole interaction by filming it rather than encapsulating it in a single photo. There was no script, no boundaries and I was very naive at the time, or at least I thought I was, so people have said they admire the charm of the questions and the contrast yet similarity between both Louise and myself, not just in a single letter. Louise knows she is different and she's very open to talking about herself - the moment when she opens the door, she invites not just myself but everyone, into her life for a brief moment, and it's very natural, watching it back a couple of times you still feel how natural it is".
Running Time: 14 minutes 04 seconds Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Cast: Louise Adams Crew: Louis Holder (Interviewer/Director/Camera/Editor), John Holder (Camera/Sound/Additional Editor), Gaye Lockwood (Editor)
LOUIS HOLDER / Offline Editor & Assistant Editor (Film)