Embers sets the festival circuit ablaze

"Embers rakes through the coals of the past to show the possibility of wholeness and healing in the present and future" - Dirty Movies

We thrilled to announce this past weekend Embers had it’s World Premiere at Raindance Film Festival where it’s also nominated for Best UK Film.

Next the film is heading to Belfest Film Festival where it is 1 of 14 to screen in their New Cinema programme.

Belfast Film Festival: “Ruth Bradley gives a tour-de-force as a sex surrogate assigned to a man with a violent past in this superbly performed, tense psycho-sexual drama. Co-lead Christian Cooke also directs, and approaches his directorial debut with a maturity and sensitivity that a seasoned filmmaker would envy. Clearly an actor’s director, the nuance and physicality of the performances enhance the intelligent dialogue from writer, Dave Florez, while the starkness of locations acts as a blank page with which to create a story.”

Adapted from the critically acclaimed play, Experience (Hampstead Theatre, 2016), Embers follows Amy, a sexual surrogate, is employed to help a high-security psychiatric patient overcome his intimacy issues in order to make parole. Incarcerated for 18 years, Dan must confront his dark past if he is to have any chance of freedom.

In 2022, as announced in Deadline, the film was selected at the BFI London Film Festival as 1 of 9 projects to take part in the Work-in-Progress Showcase.

You can watch the trailer here.