A Lifetime

Inspired by the poem, A Lifetime by Ron Butlin, Edinburgh's poet laureate (http://www.ronbutlin.co.uk/), the film tells the story of Fiona, a woman in her 50s fascinated by the swans which recall her memory as a ballet dancer, a story about a woman's struggle to let go of her past.
Awards and Screenings:
3rd Place in Glenrothes Film Festival Short Film Competition 2010
3rd Place in Palme Dewar Short Film Competition
"Special Selection" Cinefest Taiwan New Talent 2012, screened in London and Paris
Poetry x Film, Free Fringe 2010
Hidden Door Festival 2010, Edinburgh
Focus Left, Arches Theatre Glasgow with live narration with the actress Wendy Barrett 2010
Short Cinema at Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley Feb/2011
Edinburgh Short Film Club at Edinburgh Cameo Jun/2011

ThisCollection.orgcurated by Stefanie Tan

Based on the poem:A Lifetime by Ron Butlin

Written, Produced and Directed byCP Lucas Kao & Charmaine Gilbert

Fiona - Wendy Barrett
O'Neil - Brian NeillYoung
Fiona - Rebecca King

Director of Photography - Tom Bishop2nd Unit Director of Photography - Jill Todd
Film Editor - Robert A. Baker
Sound Designer/ Recordist - Lewis O'Brien
Composer - David Hepburn Watson
Cellist - Harriet Davidson
Driver - Wendy Barrett
Catering - Yu-Hsueh Stanley Lin
Stills Photographer - AG Albert
Make up Artist - Kirsty Grant
Runners: AG Albert, Kirsty Grant, Pawel Grzyb, Yu-Hsueh Stanley Lin,  Claudiu Revnic
Special thanks to Ron Butlin, Stefanie Tan, Napier University and Dance Base.
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