A documentary-style short about the life of Ed who lives with his detached head.
Starring Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Doctor Who), Andrew Ellis (This Is England) and introducing Michaela Longden. Featuring Royce Wood Junior's 'Midnight'.
Since his tragic childhood accident involving a rollercoaster, Ed has had to live with his head still fully functional but detached from his body. This film catches up with Ed years later, now an adult. It explores how he deals with the difficulties and stresses of everyday life like work, socialising with friends and maintaining relationships within his home life.
ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS 2017 - Best in Comedy & Entertainment (National)
ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS 2017 - Best in Comedy & Entertainment (North West)
VOTD's "Video Of The Day" - June 6th 2016 / votd.tv/nominees/1808/headless-the-ed-shales-story
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016
Sleepwalkers Short Film Festival 2016
BEST SHORT FILM - Ibiza Music Video Festival 2016
ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS 2017 - Best in Production Design
WRITERS: Jake River Parker & Heather Davenport
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Liberty Shaw
1ST AD: Jake River Parker
SOUND RECORDIST: Heather Davenport
PROD ASSISTANT: Nick Davis
CG ARTIST: HOWARD GARDNER
ROTO ARTISTS: YOUSEF, Momchil Kirov, Thomas James Thornton & Besar Ismaili
ADDITIONAL MASKING: Emilian Dechev
SOUNDTRACK: Royce Wood Junior "Midnight"
SCORE: Steven Pilling
FUNDING: 37 Adventures
ED SHALES: Nathan McMullen
EMILY: Michaela Longden
STE: Andrew Ellis
JAY: Kane Power
MIKE: Ash Preston
BILLY: Adam Grainger
GAZ: Edward Allan
DR THOMAS CABEZA: Philip Svejnoha
ED'S BODY: Stephen Walsh
OFFICE CHARACTERS: Jason Redshaw, Graham Moody, David Charles Cully, Dylan Kent, Dave Simon, Katie Highfield & Kevin Mahy
FOOTBALL CHARACTERS: Adam Phillips, Ghayoor Haider & Nick Davis
PUB CHARACTERS: Alex Forrest & Christopher Forrest
SPECIAL THANKS: Alex Bean and Ben Bishop @ 37 Adventures, Royce Wood Junior & Kevin Mahy
fun fact - the name 'ed shales' is an anagram of 'headless'