It's hard to determine Uncle David's target viewer, as it will only serve to emphasise the already widely prevalent impression amongst heterosexual audiences that gay men are, quite literally, 'from another planet', whilst alienating the gay population by depicting them as sad, perverted and ultimately lonely individuals. In the film's favour, its looks beautiful. Shot on the Isle of Sheppey - off England's Kent coast - the muted colours of the shingle beaches and piercing blue skies, form a perfect backdrop against which David and Ashley's sordid antics play out.
Film colourist Joe Stabb - who previously worked on Sahara (2005) and Basic Instinct 2 (2006) - gives the film a colour blocking feel, which is about the only vibrant thing going on. At one stage in the proceedings David turns to Ashley and says, "The sun is shining on us Ashley. It's as if nature knows and is rewarding us with lovely bright sunshine. Nature says I'm doing the right thing. Yeah, it's very exciting!" Well, it might be exciting for them, but it's unlikely to do much for anyone else.