Elliander Pictures
The Price Of Freedom
SHORT FILM - FILM FESTIVAL CUT (20 mins)

To view the DVD Insert for The Price OF Freeom CLICK HERE

The Great War, it was said, was the war to end all wars.

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM tells the story of one British soldier surrounded by the realities of war, searching for his own moral answers - told through the poetry of the First World War.

The Great War Poets painted a vivid picture of the inner war that every soldier fights within himself. A war in which man discovers the true cost of sacrifice, a true loss of faith and the true fragility of life.

Locked within their poetry is that truth; A soldier's realisation that no-one would ever understand what was asked of him and an experience of fear as he had never before known.

Using the emotive works of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, A.A. Milne, Wilfred Gibson, Rupert Brooke and John McCrae, THE PRICE OF FREEDOM presents the sentiment of a generation defined by it’s courage and torn by it’s sacrifice, in a story seen through the eyes of just one soldier, but told from the hearts of every man who fought when the world first went to war.

Having taken us several years to complete, juggling film production with our full time education and dealing with a shoestring budget, the film is in its final stages of completion. Throughout the process we have used local crew, actors, locations and the reenactment group "The Birmingham Pals". We recently finished recording an original soundtrack written specifically for the film by composer Chris Duncan, with the King Edwards Edgbaston School Orchestra.

With the intention of handing the finished film to the British Legion to help with their Poppy Appeal, The Price of Freedom will hopefully open peoples eyes to the horrors of war using a combination of strong visuals, powerful soundtrack and harrowing poetry. The Price of Freedom is set to begin its festival circuit this year. We are both incredibly proud of this film and look to the future with excitement.

The shorter version of the film, used for film festivals with a duration limit, can be found here: The Price Of Freedom - Vignette

DIR:
ELLIOT & ZANDER WEAVER

PRODUCED BY:
ELLIANDER PICTURES

CAST:

MARC BAYLIS
JACK JEFFRIES
LAUREN MORRIS
STEPHANIE ELLIS-GRAY
ANDREW CADDY
SEB HEAVEN
LUKE JOHANSEN
ANDREW FORD STANTON
MICHAEL FLETCHER

THE BIRMINGAHAM PALS:

RICHARD SHEARD, MALCOLM COOK
DON MORGAN, JOSEPH CONLON
TONY COOPER, TERRY CROPPER
DAVE SEDGWICK, J. FARRANCE
MICK TILT, JACK TILT
SACHA ALBINI, MALCOLM HILTON
PETE WOOLDRIDGE, S. P. FEATHERSTONE
BRIAN WALTON, CRAIG HEALEY
GREG KING, DAVID BILLS
S. WORLEY, ERIC MACE
SCOTT MACE, LYNNE MACE


PRODUCTION CREDITS:

CAMERA OPERATOR: CHRISTOPHER JOHN
MAKE-UP ARTIST: LESLEY PERRY

VISUAL EFFECTS: DAVE HINGLEY

SCORE COMPOSED BY: CHRIS DUNCAN
MUSIC RECORDING ENGINEER: MIKE GILBERT
SCORE MIXED BY: MARK HEATH
SCORE CONDUCTED BY: PHIL EVANS
ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: MARK HEATH
SCORE RECORDED AT: KING EDWARDS SCHOOL BHAM

ORCHESTRA:

VIOLINS:
KIYAM LIN
ROBERTO RUISI
ALAN HAN
RICHARD GARDINER
ARPAN SHARMA
SAM MABLEY
TOM LILBURN
VIOLA:
ALAN KENT
DAVID SCOTT
MATT RAYNER
CELLO
ELEANOR DAVIDSON
JAMES KUO
CELLO
MIKE KENT

NIMROD:
FROM ENIGMA VARIATIONS
WRITTEN BY EDWARD ELGAR
performed by & under license from
www.royaltyfreemusic.com


POETRY:

"THE SOLDIER"
WRITTEN BY
RUPERT BROOKE

"GOLD BRAID"
WRITTEN BY
A.A.MILNE

"BACK"
WRITTEN BY
WILFRED GIBSON

"DOES IT MATTER?"
WRITTEN BY
SIEGFRIED SASSOON

"BASE DETAILS"
WRITTEN BY
SIEGFRIED SASSOON

"SUICIDE IN THE TRENCHES"
WRITTEN BY
SIEGFRIED SASSOON

"THE NEXT WAR"
WRITTEN BY
WILFRED OWEN

"FLANDERS FIELDS"
WRITTEN BY
JOHN MACRAE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Does It Matter?, Base Details and Suicide In The Trenches.
COPYRIGHT SIEGFRIED SASSOON
By Kind Permission Of The Estate Of George Sassoon

For Further Information On Poetry Permissions
Please Contact Elliot@EllianderPictures.co.uk

SPECIAL THANKS:
RICHARD SHEARD AND THE BIRMINGHAM PALS
DAVE SEDGWICK AND THE MEDICAL SECTION
BARBARA LEVY LITERARY AGENCY
ERIC MASSEY AND THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM
PETER FRANCIS - COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
CWGC CANNOCK CHASE CEMETERY
RACHEL SELBY, COSTUME DESIGNER
ALYSON MITCHELL, RSC WARDROBE DEPT.
DEWI JONES AND THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY
MARGARET BEARMAN - BOURNEVILLE MEETING HOUSE
BIRMINGHAM COSTUME HIRE
ANDREW BROWNING
DUNCAN RAYNOR - KES CHAPEL
PRATHIBA DE SILVA
AND
ESTELLE FLETCHER AND FAMILY


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