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A 60 minute 66 second feature film inspired by a walk from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex. The film documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith Swan Neck.
Bits of King Harold's body were brought to Waltham for burial near the High Altar after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck is seen cradling him in a remarkable sculpture at Grosvenor Gardens on the sea front in St Leonards. The film re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation.
The 108 mile journey, as the crow flies, allows the audience to reflect upon all things Edith. A conversation in Northampton between Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and Edith Swan Neck also is a key ingredient to the unfolding ‘story’.
With images shot using digital super 8 iPhone apps and sound recorded using a specially constructed music box with a boom microphone, the film unfolds chronologically but in a completely unpredictable way. The numerous encounters and impromptu performances en route are proof, that the angels of happenstance were to looking down, with EDITH as their hallucination.


Type of film
Running Time
61 mins
iPhone with super8 app and HD
andrew kotting
andrew kotting
andrew kotting
andrew kotting iain sinclair
Director of Photography
anonymous bosch, nick gordon-smith, andrew kotting
Production Designer
andrew kotting, claudia barton
jem finer, douglas templeton
david aylward, claudia barton, jem finer, andrew kotting
Principal Cast
david aylward, claudia barton, jem finer,alan moore, andrew kotting, iain sinclair

Production Company

andrew kotting
45 ginseng road
st leonards-on-sea
east sussex