The Crossing

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    The Crossing

    Directed by

    United Kingdom, Italy

    2014

    20 min

    • English

    Drama, Short

    In a remote Italian town in 1961 teenage Eileen lives a lonely existence in the empty halls of her decadent family home. When a journalist persuades her to try to be the youngest person to swim the English channel, Eileen thinks she has found an escape from her bleak future but the journalist's intentions are not what they seem.

    Awards

    • Best International Short Film - Santa Monica FF

    Credits

    Cast
    Cherie Lunghi
    Jo Hartley
    Sabrina Bartlett
    Screenplay
    Nathalie Biancheri
    Cinematography
    Paul O'Callaghan
    Editing
    Andy Jadavji
    Music
    Paul Saunderson
    Production
    THE CROSSING LTD.
    Nathalie Biancheri

    Nathalie Biancheri

    United Kingdom

    Nathalie Biancheri is a London based writer/director and producer. With a First in Literature from Kings College, Nathalie began her career as a freelance journalist, writing for a number of UK newspapers and magazines. After winning a scholarship to train at the BBC Academy she began making factual and drama documentaries both in-house at the BBC and at independent production companies. In 2015 Nathalie was chosen to partipate in the Torino Film Lab's AdaptLab program with 12 other writer/directors and develop her first feature film script. Independently she has made a number of corporate films and artist videos. Her award winning short THE CROSSING (2014) was her debut in drama directing. Her most recent work is NOCTURNAL (2019).

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