Boarding schools can rip children out of their secure, loving homes and deposit them into a cold, unloving institution. ‘Sent Away’ looks at the psychological implications that this can have on children and in particular the effect it had on my father, Tom.
The film explores themes of masculinity, and also speculates how the cultural practice of sending children to boarding school has politically shaped the UK.
Directed by - Rosa Fisher
Musical score - Martino Gasparrini
Sound mix - Martino Gasparrini
Live Action - Martino Gasparrini
Voice over - Tom Fisher
Horn Playing - Tom Fisher
Colouring Assistance - Laura Carter, Jill Gibbon
London International Animation Festival 2019, Cinanima 2019, Animateka 2019, British Shorts Berlin 2020, Animac 2020, Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival 2020
Best Student Film at Crystal Palace Film Festival 2021, Gold Award in the 'In the Making' category at 1.4 Awards 2020, Best Documentary at FAFF 2019, Parent and Teachers Community of Iran at Roshd International Film Festival 2019