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East Coast Premiere

Director: Martin Taylor

England, 2004, 13 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2005

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Steve Varden, James Pelham, Darren Swift

Crew:Producer: Cecilia Testa - Screenwriter: Steve Varden - Editor: Dan Lavender - Original Score: Edward Daniel - Sound: Shane Carey - Production Design: Nicky Lowe

Sales:Martin Taylor c/o spartanfilms ltd, 32 Colville House Waterloo Gardens, London - E2 9HX - UK - T: +44 208 980 7417


Kole, a disabled salesman, takes his autistic son from a care-home, and embarks on a road-trip across the north, to reunite his family; to take his estranged wife Linda, and his daughter on holiday to Blackpool. Linda dismisses this as another of Kole's pipe dreams, but the scene erupts when, her now husband Glenn, returns home. Escaping in his decrepit Mercedes, Kole goes in search of his son. On the desolate mudflats of northwest England, he finds the child, but the tide rises, the child wanders into the oncoming sea, and Kole lies alone, on the roof of a sinking car.

About the director

After working in Paris for three years in areas ranging from fashion photography to construction, Martin Taylor returned to London to work as a gaffer on pop promos, commercials, stills, and features, to fund the production of his own films. The short films he has made in the past few years are distinctive in their strong visual style and their preoccupation with characters and situations on the periphery of life.


Director Martin Taylor will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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