23 mins, short, UK & France
Written & Directed by Kelly Holmes
Supernatural drama set in the British trenches of WW1
Along with the rest of his platoon, young Private Edwin Childs fears imminent German gas attacks. As the dreaded attack begins, how much will Edwin give of himself in the ultimate act of compassion towards his fellow men?
ATTRITION stars Lewis MacKinnon (Victoria), Jack Roth (Bohemian Rhapsody), Edward Hogg (Taboo), and Jack Parry-Jones (Our Girl)
It is a film that explores universal ideas - humanity, compassion and sacrifice - within the intense setting of a WW1 trench under a gas attack. Exploring heroism through male vulnerability was a driving force in writing and directing the film, to create a war film with a different kind of bravery forefronted in the narrative
Funded by Creative England's Emerging Talent Fund and a commission for France 3 Television, ATTRITION was broadcast on national French television as part of their WW1 centenary celebrations on Armistice weekend, November 2018
Kelly was able to work with some regular collaborators and worked with new department heads including:
1st Assistant Director
Director of Photography
Hair and Makeup Designer
Audio Post Facility
Music Recording Studio
Simone Pereira Hind
Wonderworks Post Production
ATTRITION is now on the international film festival circuit and has played in Oscar and Bafta qualifying festivals including Rhode Island International Film Festival and Krakow Film Festival. And has won a Director's Choice award at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and a Cthulhu trophy for Best Fantastic Short Film at FilmQuest.