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A Little Place Off the Edgware Road

A gripping psychological drama about grief.
5/5

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Written and directed by Tim Hewitt, ‘A Little Place Off the Edgware Road’ is dramatic thriller that delves into a man’s grief following the loss of his wife and daughter. Paul McGan stars as James Craven, an accomplished writer grappling with his latest crime novel. The film follows his routine therapy sessions, sparked by occurring night terrors and his inability to write. The film explores themes of loneliness, bereavement and psychology.

The 16-minute film opens in Craven’s chilling nightmare – a recurring sight of his late wife and daughter. As he sits down to type his novel, Craven toys with the opening sentence – wounded by an inability to write about his protagonist (a crime detective). His therapist (Owen Brenman) urges him to take a vacation to conquer his grief. Craven obtains temporary relief at his local movie theatre – a showcase of Hitchcock movies. The narrative veers into the characters disturbing psyche when he finds himself in the midst of a local murder. A gripping watch from start to finish.

Paul McGan delivers an exemplary performance from the offset – a captivating watch that deserves attention and high praise. Owen Brenman’s outstanding portrayal as Craven’s therapist is equally commendable. McGan and Brenman reward audiences with engrossing viewing throughout. Cinematography is shot in 16mm film – which results in an authentic cinematic quality. Editing, sound and production design are perfectly crafted. Highly recommended.

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A Little Place Off the Edgware Road

A gripping psychological drama about grief.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Tim Hewitt, ‘A Little Place Off the Edgware Road’ is dramatic thriller that delves into a man’s grief following the loss of his wife and daughter. Paul McGan stars as James Craven, an accomplished writer grappling with his latest crime novel. The film follows his routine therapy sessions, sparked by occurring night terrors and his inability to write. The film explores themes of loneliness, bereavement and psychology.

The 16-minute film opens in Craven’s chilling nightmare – a recurring sight of his late wife and daughter. As he sits down to type his novel, Craven toys with the opening sentence – wounded by an inability to write about his protagonist (a crime detective). His therapist (Owen Brenman) urges him to take a vacation to conquer his grief. Craven obtains temporary relief at his local movie theatre – a showcase of Hitchcock movies. The narrative veers into the characters disturbing psyche when he finds himself in the midst of a local murder. A gripping watch from start to finish.

Paul McGan delivers an exemplary performance from the offset – a captivating watch that deserves attention and high praise. Owen Brenman’s outstanding portrayal as Craven’s therapist is equally commendable. McGan and Brenman reward audiences with engrossing viewing throughout. Cinematography is shot in 16mm film – which results in an authentic cinematic quality. Editing, sound and production design are perfectly crafted. Highly recommended.

A Little Place Off the Edware Road Short Film

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