EDIE has been winning festival awards across the world over the last few months. The films acolades include, audience awards in Hell Half Mile festival in Bay City Michigan and the special jury award at the Nordic Adventure film festival in Copenhagen. Simon and everyone who worked on the film are delighted the audience has responded so well to the film. The film was a summer sleeper hit in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and will one in US cinemas in Summer 2019.
EDIE had it's first UK public screening in Lochinver, Sutherland where the movie was largely shot. The Screen machine provided the cinema and director Simon Hunter was there to intro the movie and do a lively question and answer session afterwards.
We are pleased to announce that EDIE has been selected for the 2018 CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. The screenings will take place on April 6th, 7th, 8th. Tickets and exact showtimes can be found at the festival box office HERE. Simon will be introducing the movie and taking a question and answer session at the films close. Simon spent a year as an exchange student in at Seven Hills high school in Cincinnati so Ohio is close to his heart.
We are delighted to announce that UK is coming soon to UK cinemas. Newly appointed sales company, TRUFFLE PICTURES has secured a deal with Arrow films for a wide UK release of EDIE.
Simon commented "honestly to get a few screens in the cinemas on such a small film would have been amazing but to get a wide release far in excess of 140 screens is just incredible. It means everyone up and down the UK can see and enjoy EDIE where it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. " UPDATE - UK 2018 Release is confirmed for MAY 25th
Edie is now heavily into post production - with one of our two pick shoots complete. The next shoot is in early September to complete a hotel interior scene with Sheila Hancock. Shortly afterwards the cut will be locked and we will move into sound post production and colour grading. The aim is to have the picture compete by late November of this year.
Simon's third feature, his passion project, EDIE has begun shooting in Sutherland Scotland. Shelia Hancock is playing Edie and rising star Kevin Guthrie also stars. The film tells the story of an elderly lady who has come through a lifetime of disappointment and regret. Faced with the prospect of life in the retirement home, Edie sets off to Scotland in order to climb a mountain and rekindle some of the magic of her youth.
The film is shooting in and around Lochinver, Sutherland in London and at Three Mills films studios. Much of the filming is in the wildest and most remote part of Scotland so Simon and Icelandic DP August Jakobsson selected the Arri Alex Mini as their main camera. Shooting in 4K, the film is Simon's first anamorphic picture. Simon is also joined by production designer Chris Richmond (Wasteland, The Veteran) and special effects supervisor is Stefano Pepin. (Prometheus) The film is produced by Mark Stothert and Tim Dennison.