Edgar's Special People to open on November 21st
November 07, 2008
s feature film, Special People
, is to open at cinemas across the UK on 21st November 2008.
Starring Dominic Coleman, Sasha Hardway and David Proud, the film tells the story of Jasper, a film maker on the verge of a nervous breakdown, whose last hopes of making a great cinematic masterpeice lie with a group of disabled teenagers at a run down community centre. Jasper aims to make a truthful film from the young people's own experiences, but his young actors have a different idea about the film they want to make.
This feature length version of Special People
was adapted from a hit short written and directed by Justin. The short was screened at over fifty film festivals and was shortlisted for an Oscar and a BAFTA. Among the awards it won were Best Short Film at the Chicago Film Festival 2005, a BBC New Filmmakers Award 2007, a Turner Classic Movies Prize Shorts Award 2005 and a Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama 2006.
"If it wasn't so funny, there would be plenty of uncomfortable moments in Special People...this film delights in confounding expectations." The Guardian