Inspired by the poem, A Lifetime by Ron Butlin, Edinburgh's poet laureate (, the film tells the story of Fiona, a woman in her 50s fascinated by the swans which recall her memory as a ballet dancer, a story about a woman's struggle to let go of her past.

Awards and Screenings:

3rd Place in Glenrothes Film Festival Short Film Competition 2010

3rd Place in Palme Dewar Short Film Competition

"Special Selection" Cinefest Taiwan New Talent 2012, screened in London and Paris

Poetry x Film, Free Fringe 2010

Hidden Door Festival 2010, Edinburgh

Focus Left, Arches Theatre Glasgow with live narration with the actress Wendy Barrett 2010

Short Cinema at Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley Feb/2011

Edinburgh Short Film Club at Edinburgh Cameo Jun/2011

The film is dedicated to "Jill Todd" (1987-2010)

Shot on Canon 5Dmk2 in Edinburgh July 2010

The film was made for:
curated by Stefanie Tan

Based on the poem:
A Lifetime by Ron Butlin

Written, Produced and Directed by
CP Lucas Kao & Charmaine Gilbert

Fiona - Wendy Barrett
O'Neil - Brian Neill
Young Fiona - Rebecca King

Director of Photography - Tom Bishop
2nd Unit Director of Photography - Jill Todd

Film Editor - Robert A. Baker

Sound Designer/ Recordist - Lewis O'Brien
Composer - David Hepburn Watson
Cellist - Harriet Davidson

Driver - Wendy Barrett
Catering - Yu-Hsueh Stanley Lin
Stills Photographer - AG Albert
Make up Artist - Kirsty Grant

AG Albert
Kirsty Grant
Pawel Grzyb
Yu-Hsueh Stanley Lin
Claudiu Revnic

Special thanks to
Ron Butlin, Stefanie Tan, Napier University and Dance Base.

The behind of the Scene Documentary, Life in a Day with Tom Bishop and Claudiu Revnic can be seen here:

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