3 November 2016, 5.30pm
Cinema A, 24 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9UB
SCREENING OF ‘WAITING FOR YOU’ + Q&A WITH HUGH STODDART AND CHARLES GARRAD
HOSTED BY BRIAN DUNNIGAN
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Screening of WAITING FOR YOU (2016) + Q&A with Writer/Director CHARLES GARRAD, Writer and MAS Mentor HUGH STODDART
The evening is hosted by LFS' Head of MA Screenwriting, Brian Dunnigan.
ABOUT WAITING FOR YOU
Compelled by grief and curiosity a young Englishman travels to France where he meets an eccentric older woman and unearths truths about the father he never really knew, and about himself.
Grieving young Englishman Paul (Colin Morgan) escapes to France looking for something he thinks is owed to his dead father. He worms his way into a mysterious, crumbling house owned by elegant, imperious musician Madeleine (Fanny Ardant). Thus begins a game of cat and mouse between them. Both have dangerous secrets to reveal, and when all the painful truths seem to have been pulled into the light comes Madeleine’s final astonishing revelation.
ABOUT CHARLES GARRAD
Charles studied Fine Art at Cardiff and Chelsea. A pioneer of the architectural installation in the 1970’s, he spent the early part of his career making and exhibiting his own work and teaching in many art schools. His main concerns across all media have consistently been time, memory, the atmospheric quality of places and the signiﬁcance of objects. In the 1980’s an increasing interest in ﬁlm drew him towards the industry. He cut his teeth as a designer in the world of commercials and pop promos then moved on to TV drama and feature ﬁlms.
He has worked on many films as a production designer, notably THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN (1995) THE SERPENT’S KISS (1997) AMONGST WOMEN (1998, a mini-series for BBC2). He has written and directed a number of short films including TIME PASSING a series for BBC2 and THAT TIME part of BECKETT ON FILM. WAITING FOR YOU is his first feature.
ABOUT HUGH STODDART
Hugh worked in the visual arts in the 1970s, mainly as a curator. His first film was BEGGING THE RING, winner of the Grierson Award (1978); he wrote a further five films in the 1980s, including an adaptation of TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (BBC), REMEMBRANCE and another adaptation of J.R. Ackerley’s novel WE THINK THE WORLD OF YOU, with Gary Oldman and Alan Bates. Both films were financed partly by C4 and also had cinema releases.
His original mini-series THE BIG BATTALIONS, was on Channel Four (1993) and his feature-length adaptation of THE MILL ON THE FLOSS was on BBC1 in 1997. His two-part crime drama DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD was also on BBC-1 in 2002, his only venture into format TV. He has initiated many of the films he’s written, frequently concerned by the impact of political forces and events on the lives of his characters. He has written and directed two short films but mostly worked closely / co-written with directors; he’s never “sold” a screenplay for others to develop.