What would your last words be? Ruth Bradley stars in this Simon Armitage adaptation. After being bitten by a poisonous spider, C finds unexpected love in this warm-hearted short film by award-winning director Mike Fisher.
Emotive, funny and deeply visual, Last Words is based on the inspirational work by one of the best living poets, Simon Armitage. In its truest form, its narrative deals with family, relationships, love and ultimately death, although its gentle telling and abstract visuals move it beyond the serious undertones into a light, charming work.
Originally broadcast as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts Series, the film also quickly found an online audience reaching over 6.2 Million views on the Random Acts Facebook page, within the first few months of its launch.
BROADCAST AWARDS 2018 “Best Short Form Drama” Winner
SHORTS ON TAP 2018 Selection
SHORT AND TO THE POINT “Best Cinematography” Winner
ONE-REELER SHORT FILM COMPETITION “ Award of Excellence” Winner
Ruth Bradley as C
Narrated by Ivanno Jeremiah
Howard Corlett as Dean
Isla Blair as Mother
Toby Knowles as Sandy
Director: Mike Fisher
Producer: Natasha Moses
Commissioning Editor: Catherine Bray
Production Executive: Fiona Lamptey
Written By Simon Armitage
Casting: Claire Curry
Art Director: Blaire Barnette
Director of Photography: Paul O’Callaghan
Underwater Photography: Sam Grundy
Focus Puller: Andy Hill
Gaffer: Julius Beltrame
Grip: Bret Lamerton
Sound: Peter Polak
DIT: Jacob Redfern
Hair and Makeup: Emma Hawkins
On Set Photographer: Sam Grundy
Production Assistant: Cherrelle Redley Murrain
Runner: Alex Kras, Jacob Greenhalgh
Editor: David Linton
Visual Effects: Phil Jackson
Compositing: Mike Fisher
Grade: Paul O’Callaghan
Music: Toby Knowles
Sound Design and Mix: Jon Last
Thanks to: Emily Rohan, Mikey Levelle, Georgi Banks-Davies, Theo Cowen, Direct Photographic. Richard Gay, Simon Green, Jess Hardy, Independent Grip, NASA, Paul O’Callaghan, Melanie Smith, Wise Buddah.
Made with support by Little Dot Studios, Green Rock and Channel 4.