COTTON WOOL (2017)

Writer/Director: Nicholas Connor

 

Funded by Cherwell Productions Ltd.

 

Cast

  • Leanne Best ('Star Wars: Episode 7', 'Cold Feet'  'Home Fires', 'Line of Duty')
  • Crissy Rock ('Ladybird, Ladybird'. 'Benidorm', Under the Skin')
  • Kate Rutter ('I, Daniel Blake', 'Oranges and Sunshine' 'The Railway Man'.)
  • Max Vento ('The A Word')
  • Gemma North ('No Offence', 'The Syndicate', 'The Caravan' 'In the Club'.)
  • Jason Ricketts ('Hamlet', 'Peter Kay's Car Share')
  • Katie Quinn ('Northern Lights', 'Think Of Me')

 

 

INFORMATION
 
  • Running Length: 38 Minutes
  • Status: Festivals
  • BBFC: 12A
  • Budget: £40,000 (Estimated)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35: 1
  • Camera: Red Epic Dragon (Digital) Arriflex 435 MOS (35MM)
  • Lenses: Cooke Speed Panchro
  • 35MM Laboratory: Cinelab London
  • Negative Format: 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 500T) - 4 Perf and Redcode RAW (4K)

 

Recently screened at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square as part of BIFF.

 

  • WINNER - London Film Awards - Special Jury Award
  • WINNER - Gold Movie Awards - Film of the Month/ Best Featurette (Now due to screen at BAFTA January 2019)
  • WINNER - British Independent Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • NOMINATED - British Independent Film Festival - Best Short Film, Best Music
  • NOMINATED - Unrestricted View Film Festival - Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Short Film
  • NOMINATED- Out of the Can Film Festival - Best Screenplay, Best Lifestyle Project - Sponsored by Hellblazerbiz, Best Supporting Actress (Crissy Rock)
  • NOMINATED - Birmingham Film Festival - Best Young Director
  • WINNER - Out of the Can Film Festival - Judge's Choice Award 2018,  Best Drama
  • WINNER - New Renaissance Film Festival - Humanity Award (Previously won by Academy Award Winner 'The Silent Child)
  • NOMINATED - New Renaissance Film Festival - Best Young Talent Narrative Short, Best Actress (Leanne Best)
  • NOMINATED - Little Wing Film Festival - Best UK Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Katie Quinn)
  • WINNER - Little Wing Film Festival - Best Director
  • NOMINATED - Southampton International Film Festival - Best Director, Best British Short Film
  • WINNER - Unrestricted View Film Festival - Best Actress (Leanne Best
  • WINNER - Manchester Screenplays and Shorts Film Fest - Best Actress (Leanne Best)
  • WINNER - Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival - Special Mention Prize

 

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - British Independent Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Newcastle International Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Scottish Mental Health Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Derby Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Birmingham Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - European Independent Film Awards
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Newark International Film Festival (NJ) 
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - New Renaissance Film Festival (London)
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bristol Independent Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Unrestricted View Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Manchester Screenplays and Shorts Film Fest
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - MancMade 53Two Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Southampton International Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Little Wing Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Out of the Can Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Gold Movie Awards
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Film Awards
  • HOT LIST - Cleveland International Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying)

 

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UK Film Review

  • ‘Deeply emotive and humbling’

  • [Leanne Best’s] ‘showstopper performance as

    a stroke victim is superb’

  • ‘Utterly enrapturing’

  • ‘Affecting and heartbreaking’

  • ‘A moving story with excellent performances’

ScreenCritix ★★★★★

  • ‘A heartwarming and eye-watering short film’

  • ‘Guaranteed to make many a viewer shed a

    tear’

  • [Leanne] ‘Best is a revelation’

  • [Nicholas Connor] ‘does a wonderful job in the

    directing department’

  • [Nicholas Connor] ‘is certainly cementing his

    status as one of the UK’s hottest prospects’

  • [Katie] ‘Quinn has all the makings of someone

    who could go far’

The Mancunion ★★★★

  • ‘Nicholas Connor’s latest short film is his most

    evocative yet’

  • ‘Connor could rise up to take the place of the

    ageing Ken Loach’

  • [Leanne] ‘Best is sublime’ 

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