In August 2013, the Co Founder/Director of Rewind Films David Dacosta released a short film named: Three’s A Crowd. This British web series was a Youtube hit; with over six – hundred and thirty three views in the first episode.
The film explores various issues in married lives such as alcoholism, financial problems, trust issues, break ups and domestic affairs; targeting couples who maybe experiencing this sort of conflict but did not have the courage to address it.
In an interview with David we discussed these issues
David: Just to make something completely new, something that I had not experienced before, and yes I know similar things have been done but I wanted to push this further and really get controversial.
Whose your target audiences?
David: My target audience was aim at those who were from the ages of 18 – 60, or anyone who has been in a relationship but may have been curious about being in a relationship but doesn’t understand what really happens in different scenarios. Although my characters were married, I wanted the viewers to understand how married life worked from both a female and a male’s point of view.
What were you trying to achieve with the series?
David: I was trying to make the film more interesting for those who were going through their personally difficulties so that they can understand that being married isn’t easy at times. I also wanted to achieve this by demonstrating this to others who were on the verge of marrying, and that it does take a lot of commitment from both party to work at it as I believe that married couples should not give up on their relationship. Again, I also wanted to entertain and showcase this to people so that they could be hooked on it, or may look towards this as an answer for them to understand a taboo or controversial topic within their own relationship.
What was your purpose?
David: To purely entertain, though I consider this as a profession, I love doing what I do.
Are you considering making another episode?
David: Well yeah, the crew and I are considering working on Season Two at this very moment
David: The response I received was that it was fresh and completely different. I felt that the comments I receive was quite remarkable and that I wasn’t aware that I was ticking all the right boxes. Although people had loved the concept of the film, they also felt that they had not seen anything like this before considering the circumstances the characters portrayed.
Why did you feel the need to make the characters be married rather than them being boyfriend and girlfriend?
David: I felt that both Darren and Abbey should have been married because it would have been much better for them rather than them being in a simple boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. I wanted the viewers to see that their marriage was at stake and that both Darren and Abbey’s relationship was not going to get any better. However, I also wanted to keep the viewers in suspense so that they could feel intrigued by the storyline, which that way it will keep the viewers wanting to know more.
Lastly, why did you name your film title - Three’s A Crowd, what was the motive behind creating that name?
David: I assumed that the name itself was a great way to sum up the situation. For example, there are 3 main characters living under the same roof; the object was to place them in a difficult situation where the viewers themselves would feel awkward about watching it. However, the name itself came from the concept of the characters, the motive was to entertain and secure a platform where the film addresses a taboo subject about the characters relationship.
You can watch Season 1, Episode 1 – 6 as it is still available to watch on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ThreesACrowd2013?feature=watch