In Passing, short film from Chris Croucher

The howling air raid sirens pierce the tranquillity of London's night sky as the German Air Force launch yet another devastating attack. Every night, the heaving hordes of men, women and children take to their shelters in the labyrinth of London's underground tunnels and stations. Fay Travers is a mother like so many others - with both her husband and her only son away fighting, she must carry on the burden of the war effort on the HomeFront alone. However, when an innocuous letter arrives on Fay's doorstep one morning, her life is instantly turned upside down. Unable to open it, fearing the contents within, Fay bravely carries on with her daily routine.That evening, as she takes shelter once again on the cold station platform, she is visited by her son, Henry. By morning, not only will she have said goodbye, she will also have learned the terrible secret that her letter holds.In Passing is an intimate story of love and loss, set against the epic backdrop of war-torn London.Screened on BBC HD as part of BBC HD Film Shorts

  • Paula Turnbull (Associate Producer)

    Producer

    Paula Turnbull (Associate Producer)

  • Michael Berliner

    Producer

    Michael Berliner

  • Steven Forrester

    Editor

    Steven Forrester

  • John Bailie

    Director of Photography

    John Bailie

  • Michael Ferguson

    Music

    Michael Ferguson

  • Sophie Hervieu

    Production Designer

    Sophie Hervieu

  • Marella Shearer

    Makeup Artist

    Marella Shearer

  • Sarah Ward & Marion Weise

    Costume Designer

    Sarah Ward & Marion Weise

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    Captain P Maybrick

    Sean Pertwee

  • Not registered

    Maureen

    Lorraine Stanley

  • Not registered

    Storyteller

    Jayne Dickinson

  • Not registered

    George

    Mat Ruttle

  • Not registered

    Fay

    Lesley Sharp

  • Not registered

    Henry

    Russell Tovey

Rights holder

About the film

Genres

Drama

Duration

11 Minutes

Year of release

2009

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Selected by

The Film Network

Showcasing new British filmmaking