Based on a true story about his great-grandfather’s experience as a prisoner of war, the youngest British filmmaker Elliott Hasler tells an epic survival story. The story of Charlie, an ordinary man who overcomes extraordinary circumstances, is composed of the sound history of his family and is kept alive for generations. When Hasler was only 16 years old, this impressive debut was filmed in five countries and produced for three years.
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WHO IS ELLIOTT HASLER?
Elliott Hasler is the youngest director in Great Britain who, after three years of production, completed his first feature film “Charlie’s Letters” (WWII: THE LONG ROAD HOME) at the age of 16. “Charlie’s Letters”, screened at the Edinburgh Festival and shown alongside “T2 Trainspotting” and “La La Land” on the Brighton Big Screen, was hailed as a “miracle” by critics, as Graham Fuller of Culture Trip quoted Hasler as ” the next Spielberg “.
His latest film is the short film “To Hunt a Tiger”, in which John Locked (Darkest Hour, The Favorite) plays the leading role. It was shot in Sri Lanka and follows in the footsteps of David Lean’s “The Bridge on the River Kwai”.
Hasler is currently developing his second feature “Vindication Swim” about the first English woman to swim the canal.
ELLIOTT TALKS ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING OF WWII: THE LONG STREET HOUSE