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23 mins, short, UK & France



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 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


Edwin Childs

Harry Stokes

Stanley Barnes

Geroge Anderton

Felix / German Soldier

Stretcher Bearer




Lewis MacKinnon

Jack Roth

Edward Hogg

Jack Parry-Jones

Til Schindler

Thomas Farthing

Tim Gough

Isaac Marlow

James Bray

ATTRITION attracted an enormously talented cast and crew dedicated to delivering an authentic depiction of WW1 and a truly cinematic experience for the audience


Shooting in April 2018 at the Khaki Devils trench in Ipswich, UK, the cast and crew recreated the British trenches, no man's land and a chlorine chemical gas attack, as well as explosive special effects 


Written and Directed by

Produced by



Line Producer

Production Manager


1st Assistant Director

2nd Assistant Director


Director of Photography

Focus Puller

Clapper Loader

Camera Assistant



Electrician/Generator Op


Sound Recordist

Boom Operator


Production Designer

Art Department







Costume Designer

Costume Assistant


Hair and Makeup Designer

Makeup Assistant


Casting Director

Casting Assistant


SFX Supervisor




VFX Supervisor


Sound Design

Rerecording Mixer

Audio Post Facility

Dialogue Editor/ADR



Colour Producer

Colour Facility

Online Editor




Music Recording Studio


Script Development


Storyboard Artist


Stills Photographer


Runners (UK Production)


Production Assistants (France)


Craft Services










Kelly Holmes

Anne Beresford

Charles Paviot


Rob Jelley

Benham Tahari


Jonathan Sidwell

Jacqui Moore


Alan McLaughlin

Nico Biarese

Alan McIlrath

Joshua Dadson

Greg King

Scott Youlden

Graham Colvan


Calum Sample

Ollie Jennings


Natalie O'Connor

Mariano Quijada

Shean Caisley

Steven O'Connor

Jack Jephson

Zuzanna Skurtys

Claudia Raquel Pinheiro


Jeffrey Michaels

Carolina Wetterstad


Emma Croft

Rebecca Crang


Simone Pereira Hind

Anna Dawson


Perry Costello


Lucas Roach


Steve Askey


Ali Murray

Karl Mainzer

Wonderworks Post Production

Calum Sample


Joseph Bicknell

Franky Chadwick


Paul Trewartha


Eric Pilavian

Gillaume Bertrand

Cinetrack (France)


Anna Seifert-Speck


David Newbigging


Carton Dixon


Alex Cole

Harry Sharp


Marin Haas

Killian Dancourt

Anna Nobi

Paul Dixon

Jimbo Eales

Mike Jelley

Tom Kincesch

Lynn Dixon

Phil Costello

Jamie Smith Catering

MW Global

Breeze Events Production

Wattson (France)











ATTRITION was funded by Creative England's Emerging Talent Fund and was also a commission for France 3 Television and was broadcast on national French television as part of their WW1 centenary celebrations on Armistice weekend, November 2018 

ATTRITION will receive its festival premiere in 2019 and will continue on its journey in the international film festival circuit

All sales and festival screenings please contact: Anais Colpin at Manifest Pictures anais@manifest.pictures.com www.manifestpictures.com

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