A Little Place Off the Edgware Road

Synopsis

A writer of crime fiction is suffering from writer’s block. Haunted by dreams of his wife and child, he seeks solace in a Hitchcock Festival at his local cinema as well as regular sessions with his therapist. A disturbance outside his flat leads to a strange encounter, blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

Review

5/5
A gripping psychological drama about grief.
Written and directed by Tim Hewitt, ‘A Little Place Off the Edgware Road’ is dramatic thriller that delves into a man’s grief following the loss of his wife and daughter. Paul McGan stars as James Craven, an accomplished writer grappling with his latest crime novel. The film follows his routine therapy sessions, sparked by occurring night terrors and his inability to write. The film explores themes of loneliness, bereavement and psychology.

The 16-minute film opens in Craven’s chilling nightmare – a recurring sight of his late wife and daughter. As he sits down to type his novel, Craven toys with the opening sentence – wounded by an inability to write about his protagonist (a crime detective). His therapist (Owen Brenman) urges him to take a vacation to conquer his grief. Craven obtains temporary relief at his local movie theatre – a showcase of Hitchcock movies. The narrative veers into the characters disturbing psyche when he finds himself in the midst of a local murder. A gripping watch from start to finish.

A Little Place Off the Edgware Road Short Film
Paul McGan delivers an exemplary performance from the offset – a captivating watch that deserves attention and high praise. Owen Brenman’s outstanding portrayal as Craven’s therapist is equally commendable. McGan and Brenman reward audiences with engrossing viewing throughout. Cinematography is shot in 16mm film – which results in an authentic cinematic quality. Editing, sound and production design are perfectly crafted. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Tim Hewitt
Writer(s): Tim Hewitt
Cast: Jessica Benaglio, Natasha O’Keeffe, Owen Brenman, Paul McGann, Ronald Pickup
Producer(s): Alison Herrington, Tony Hagger, Zak Shaikh
Director of Photography: Luke Palmer
Editor(s): Jim Page
Animation:
Sound: John MacDonald,Paul Darling
Music: Graeme Rawson
Miscellaneous: Charlie Holling,Damion Katwaroo,Ewan Dunbar,George Oliver,Graeme Hayes,Guille Gil-Martin,Iain MacKay,James Ace,James Burgess,Junior Agyeman Owusu,Kelly Li,Kevin Foy,Nicole Shapiro,Sabrina Van Tonder,Victoria Allwood

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Anxiety, Crime, Depression, Family, Father and Daughter, Grief, Identity, Isolation, Loneliness, Loss, Mental Health, Paranormal, Psychology, Therapy
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2013
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Tim Hewitt
Writer(s): Tim Hewitt
Cast: Jessica Benaglio, Natasha O’Keeffe, Owen Brenman, Paul McGann, Ronald Pickup
Producer(s): Alison Herrington, Tony Hagger, Zak Shaikh
Director of Photography: Luke Palmer
Editor(s): Jim Page
Animation:
Sound: John MacDonald,Paul Darling
Music: Graeme Rawson
Miscellaneous: Charlie Holling,Damion Katwaroo,Ewan Dunbar,George Oliver,Graeme Hayes,Guille Gil-Martin,Iain MacKay,James Ace,James Burgess,Junior Agyeman Owusu,Kelly Li,Kevin Foy,Nicole Shapiro,Sabrina Van Tonder,Victoria Allwood

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Anxiety, Crime, Depression, Family, Father and Daughter, Grief, Identity, Isolation, Loneliness, Loss, Mental Health, Paranormal, Psychology, Therapy
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2013

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A Little Place Off the Edgware Road

Synopsis

A writer of crime fiction is suffering from writer’s block. Haunted by dreams of his wife and child, he seeks solace in a Hitchcock Festival at his local cinema as well as regular sessions with his therapist. A disturbance outside his flat leads to a strange encounter, blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

Review

A gripping psychological drama about grief.

5/5
Written and directed by Tim Hewitt, ‘A Little Place Off the Edgware Road’ is dramatic thriller that delves into a man’s grief following the loss of his wife and daughter. Paul McGan stars as James Craven, an accomplished writer grappling with his latest crime novel. The film follows his routine therapy sessions, sparked by occurring night terrors and his inability to write. The film explores themes of loneliness, bereavement and psychology.

The 16-minute film opens in Craven’s chilling nightmare – a recurring sight of his late wife and daughter. As he sits down to type his novel, Craven toys with the opening sentence – wounded by an inability to write about his protagonist (a crime detective). His therapist (Owen Brenman) urges him to take a vacation to conquer his grief. Craven obtains temporary relief at his local movie theatre – a showcase of Hitchcock movies. The narrative veers into the characters disturbing psyche when he finds himself in the midst of a local murder. A gripping watch from start to finish.

A Little Place Off the Edgware Road Short Film
Paul McGan delivers an exemplary performance from the offset – a captivating watch that deserves attention and high praise. Owen Brenman’s outstanding portrayal as Craven’s therapist is equally commendable. McGan and Brenman reward audiences with engrossing viewing throughout. Cinematography is shot in 16mm film – which results in an authentic cinematic quality. Editing, sound and production design are perfectly crafted. Highly recommended.

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