Edith explores 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 screen and premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. This is Ray’s debut screenplay.
In his 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 the fantastic 24 Hour Party People and Spike Island.
Set with the backdrop of the stunning Northumberland countryside, this high concept, award winning short film was shot 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. Supporting cast includes Elliott Tittensor (Shameless) and Sia Bennett (Mr Selfridge).
Edith hit the festival circuit in late 2016 and had its world premiere at BAFTA qualifying Cambridge Film Festival.
Awards Winners Interview with April Kelley & Sara Huxley – Norwich Film Festival
Word of Mouth – Production Base
Lost & Found – Digital FilmMaker Magazine
Exclusive: Here’s your first look at the BIFA Best British Short 2017 Long List – HeyUGuys
Edith on the Movie Trailer Trash Podcast – listen to episode here
“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
“With the gentle help of a friend, he starts to come back to life. It’s a study of grief, but isn’t depressing or mawkish, which is nice. And it’s beautifully shot and executed.” – Wild Fire
“Pulling no punches in delivering its raw, compelling, and impactful narrative to viewers.” – One Film Fan
“This is a fantastic short and don’t fret that it’s all doom and gloom, there’s a positive message to be found amongst the sadness.” - Film Carnage
“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