In Wonderland

Talent Showcase
  • Scheme: London Calling
  • tags: Drama/Scripted
  • People: Christopher Haydon, Daisy Cooper

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2017

Credits

  • Director: Christopher Haydon
  • Producer: Daisy Cooper
  • Writer: Iona Firouzabadi

In Wonderland is the story of a life together. It begins and ends in the same place and time - on a beach where Alice has come to reflect on her relationship with Michael. It's both the story of that one moment and the story of their whole relationship, seen through the shifting sands of Alice's memory. The beach is where she and Michael first met, and we loop back to that encounter and then reel forward through time - to their first date, to moving in together, to trying to start a family. Set between Alice and Michael's home and the wild shoreline, we see Alice's memories impact on each other and merge.

In Wonderland has a compelling and distinctive female character in the lead and we journey with her through her experience of loss and hope.

Release Information

Awards
WINNER - Best Drama, Aesthetica Film Festival (UK, 2018 - BAFTA and BIFA accredited)
WINNER - Best Short Film, Vail Film Festival (USA, 2018)
WINNER - Best Film, Exit 6 Film Festival (UK, 2018)
WINNER - Best Editing, Post Alley Film Festival (USA, 2018)

Nominations
NOMINATED - Best Editing, Underwire Film Festival (UK, 2018 - BAFTA accredited)
NOMINATED - Best Production Design, Underwire Film Festival (UK, 2018 - BAFTA accredited)
NOMINATED - Best Original Screenplay: Short Film, South Europe Film Festival (Spain, 2019)
NOMINATED - Best Director: Short Film, South Europe Film Festival (Spain, 2019)
NOMINATED - Best Lead Actress: Short Film, South Europe Film Festival (Spain, 2019)

Festivals
Official Selection and Director’s Opening Night Pick - Aesthetica Film Festival (UK, 2018 - BAFTA and BIFA accredited)
Official Selection - Underwire Film Festival (UK, 2018 - BAFTA accredited)
Official Selection - Norwich Film Festival (UK, 2018 - BIFA accredited)
Official Selection - Newport Beach Film Festival (USA, 2018)
Official Selection - Vail Film Festival (USA, 2018)
Official Selection - For Film's Sake (Australia, 2018 - AACTA accredited)

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