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The Edge of Dreaming

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Ian Dodds

Synopsis

This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not normally remember her dreams. Until she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night. She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48.

The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. The film explores life and death in the context of a warm loving family, whose happiness is increasingly threatened as the dream seems to come true. From the kids' reaction to their horses’ death (they taught the dog a new trick called 'dead dog'), the film mixes humour, science and married life as Amy attempts to understand what is happening to her.

Everyone wrestles with the concept of their own mortality, but few so directly confront the subject. When Amy fell seriously ill, as her dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the complexity of our brains. The final confrontation, going back into her dream with the help of a shaman, reveals a surprising twist to the tale.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
73 mins
Format
HD
Director
Amy Hardie 1st Feature
Producer
Robbie Allan, Tabitha jackson, Barbara Truyen, Doris Hepp, Simon Kilmurry
Co-Producer
Robbie Allan, Tabitha jackson, Barbara Truyen, Doris Hepp, Simon Kilmurry
Editor
Ling Lee, Colin Monie, Michael Culyba
Director of Photography
Amy Hardie Ian Dodds
Sound
Gunnar Oscarsson
Music
Jim Sutherland

Production Company

Passion Pictures
c/o SDI
74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF
Scotland
UK

T +44 (0)131 221 6245

a.hardie@eca.ac.uk

Passion Pictures
33-34 Rathbone Place
London WIT 1JN
UK

T +44 (0)207 323 9933

Hard Working Movies
Suite 902
10 Jay Street, NY11201
USA

T +001 212 3521519

http://www.edgeofdreaming.co.uk

Sales
Company

Peter Jager
AUTLOOK Filmsales
trappelgasse 4/17
1040 Vienna
Austria

T +43 720 34 69 34
F +43 720 34 69 34 55

peter@autlookfilms.com