COTTON WOOL [R: PG]
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Connor
RUNTIME: 38 m GENRE: Drama, Family, Young Talent
BLOCK J: YOUNG TALENT FILMMAKERS
WEBSITE A single mother suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter and 7-year-old son to care for her, testing the family’s strength to hold things together as roles are reversed.
“Inspired by the thousands of carers in the UK, in particular young carers, Nicholas Connor‘s short film Cotton Wool is a deeply emotive and humbling watch that manages to combine crippling tragedy with life affirming tenderness.” (UK Film Review). Read more. Q&A with director Nicholas Connor after the screening.
SCREENING: Friday 24.08.18, 4.35-5.45 PM
Nicholas Connor was born in Oldham, Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for ‘Cotton Wool’ (2017) and Northern Lights’ (2016). In 2017, aged 17, Nicholas won the ‘Into Film’ Ones to Watch Award, sponsored by Barbara Broccoli/EON Productions, presented by actor Charles Dance.
‘Cotton Wool’ stars Leanne Best (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Cold Feet), Crissy Rock (Ladybird Ladybird (Silver Berlin Bear – Best Actress), Under the Skin), Kate Rutter (I Daniel Blake, Oranges and Sunshine), and Max Vento (The A Word).