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Thu. May 25, 2017 – 6:00 pm | The Embassy of Canada

 For Audience Choice Award

The Space

Directed by Edward Hicks

Short Narrative
United Kingdom | 15 min | 2015

Based on an Andy McNab short story, THE SPACE revolves around rookie soldier “Briggsy” on his first tour of Helmand Province.

When he witnesses the death of his friend on his first night sortie, he finds help and solace through the advice of Medic, Emma Rankin. She takes him to a place outside the camp. She calls it “The Space”. Here Briggsy can heal and come to terms with his own personal trauma and grief.

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The Space - Edward HicksEdward Hicks
Director, Producer, Writer

Edward is currently Head of Film, TV and Radio at RADA a post supported by Warner Brothers (UK) where he combines his directing and teaching experience to train and direct the next generation of actors and technicians for the Screen.

He started life as a child actor from the age of ten, where his theatre credits include the original West End production of Another Country, The Winslow Boy and five years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His numerous Screen credits as a child include Michael Palin’s East of Ipswich, Tumbledown, the Channel 4 series First Love: Summer Lightning, BBC’s Civil War epic By The Sword Divided, the feature film American Friends, Catherine Cookson’s The Dwelling Place and numerous overseas commercials and guest spots on continuing dramas including Casualty and Doctors.

Prior to joining RADA, Edward worked at East 15 Acting School as both Head of Media and Head of an MA course he helped create ‘Acting for TV, Film and Radio’, the first such course to be NCDT accredited.

Directing credits include a wide variety of corporate videos, training films, promotional films and dramas in all formats – from a 35mm World War One drama No Man’s Land, to an HD advertising campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital starring Robbie Williams.

His short films have been screened at BAFTA, the ICA and selected for numerous film festivals including Edinburgh, Raindance, Rushes, Chile, Camerimage – Lodz (Poland) Munich and most recently ASFF (in November 2015). He is a graduate of LFS and more recently a governor and is a regular speaker/panelist at film festivals including Futures Film Festival, LSFF and the Bafta Film Market. He has several film projects in development, has written various articles on screen acting, is a regular contributor to the Actors Yearbook and is currently writing a RADA: Screen Acting book for Methuen due to be published in 2016.

Film Information

Director: Edward Hicks
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min


Producers: Edward Hicks
Writer: Kate Wood
Art Direction: Alex Herrington 
Director of Photography:
Emma Dalesman
Editor: Andy Jadavji
Sound Recordist: Stephen Richardson
Original Music/Composer: Paul Fincham 
Costume & Art Dept Assist:
Elizabeth Harvey 

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