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The Wasting

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Synopsis

Sophie is on the brink of womanhood, in love for the first time, and fighting for her life. She’s anorexic, the result of a battle for control with her overbearing father Ilyas. He’s a chef; when she doesn’t eat, she hits him where it hurts.
Stuck in a West Midlands village far from her old friends, in a family that refuses to let her grow up and find her own way, refusing food is her only weapon, and her secret boyfriend Liam her only relief. When Sophie starts having nocturnal visits from a horrifying ghost, everyone she loves dismisses it, believing she’s having anorexic hallucinations. Her credibility lost, Sophie leans on Liam and they become ever more intimate. Suspicious Ilyas cracks down harder, while Sophie’s possessive mother is disturbed, sensing she may lose her virginity. Pressure builds, the anorexia and the attacks increase. Sophie’s life is on the line and a dark family secret surfaces as the battle of wills becomes a battle for survival.
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Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Format
digital
Director
Carolyn Saunders 1st Feature
Producer
Jeanne Stromberg, Carolyn Saunders, Alan Hausegger
Executive Producer
Robert McVeigh, Cheryl Brown, Ian Lindberg
Editor
Diane Brunjes
Screenwriter
Carolyn Saunders
Director of Photography
Michal Wisniowski
Production Designer
Alan Hausegger
Sound
Pietro Giordano
Music
Matthew Chung, Marko Koumoulas
Principal Cast
Lauren McQueen, Gray O'Brien, Shelagh McLeod, Alexz Johnson, Sean Stevenson, Brendan Flynn
Associate Producer
Jenny Inchbald
Assistant Directors
Tom Pratt, Anna Tombacz
Camera Assistants
Rupert Peddle, Jack D'Souza-Toulson, Jake Williams
Gaffer
Bryan Gavigan
Key Makeup
Sian Leigh
Makeup Assistant
Alice Harman
Casting
Jane Frisby
Head Wardrobe
Ellen Rey de Castro
Boom Operator
Vince Blake
Foley Artist
John Sievert
Special Effects
Keith Hoult, Rob Mutch
Stills Photographer
Simon Q. Walden
Driver
Guy Inchbald
Colourist
Tony Manolikakis
VFX
Nick Fodor
Sound Design
Mark Shnuriwsky
Supervising Sound Editor
Janice Ierulli
Re-recording Mixer
Steph Carrier
Dialogue Editor
Heather Kirby
Soundtrack
Sarah Champion, Alexz Johnson, Nick Africano, Jessica Moore, Ohbijou, Kite Hill, Tactus

Production Company

Wasting Films Ltd
Carolyn Saunders
+44 (0)79 6020 3594
thesaundersgirl@gmail.com