Introducing - Edith
The heartbreaking inevitability that is old age.
Written by novelist Ray Robinson, whose work has been shortlisted for both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Authors’ Club First Novel Award. His novel Electricity has also recently been adapted for the screen and premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. This was Ray’s debut screenplay.
In his short film directorial debut, Christian Cooke continues to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought-after talents with his acting career showcasing roles in Cemetery Junction, Hello Carter, The Art of More, and Romeo & Juliet. Executively produced by Mat Whitecross and Fiona Neilson from Mint Pictures, whose credits boast 24-Hour Party People and Spike Island.
Set against the backdrop of the stunning Northumberland countryside, this high concept, the award-winning film was shot in early 2016 and starred BAFTA winner Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, War Horse, Tyrannosaur) in the role of the haunted Jake, with Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Suits) as his Shelia. The supporting cast includes Elliott Tittensor (Shameless) and Sia Bennett (Mr Selfridge).
Edith had its world premiere at BAFTA-qualifying Cambridge Film Festival. It then went on to take home Best Short Film at both Norwich Film Festival and Bolton Film Festival, which led to being long-listed for a BIFA and BAFTA. On top of that, the reviews were glowing:
“I can only commend all involved with Edith for making a truly moving short film that is indisputably one of the best short films we’ve ever encountered on this website.” – The Film Magazine
“This cinematic work of art on many levels is a must-see for every lover of short film.” – Yellow Bread Magazine
“Tender, sad, affecting; this is a movie to be watched over and over again to uncover its layers of subtlety and nuances, and the tension between love and inevitably, loss.” – About-Blank
“Edith features a stunning cascade of sharply-directed visuals, which eloquently tie the past with the present, while subtly hinting at their irreparable bond.” – Eclectic Pop
“Striking an optimistic endnote, achieving a remarkable amount within just a fifteen-minute runtime, this is a subtly underplayed composition and all the more powerful for it.” – Tony’s Folio
Edith is now available on Amazon Prime, Sofy.tv and Film Shortage.