Title: Too Many Ghosts
Creator: Ian Woodward
Genre: Short Film
Description: TOO MANY GHOSTS is a fictionalised commentary on the folly of war set in Europe between the last five days of the Second World War and a few days after the end of hostilities. Joe Franklin, a young corporal in Britain’s illustrious 330-year-old East Yorkshire Regiment, is reminiscing about the horrors of war and the mental scars it inflicts on the physically and mentally injured. He is filled with remorse at the memories of those very close to his heart who have perished. Many are missing but some have been returned home to be buried in towns and villages up and down the British Isles. Joe’s story is told against the musical backdrop of England’s iconic national composer, Sir Edward Elgar, with poetry by some of the country’s great war poets and specially-composed verse by the film Director!
CFF Awards: Best Short Film, Best Director (Ian Woodward), Best Writer (Ian Woodward), Best Actor (Petros Koukoullomatis who plays Joe Franklin), Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Costumes/Props, Best Hair/Make-up, The CFF Knowledge Award
COLFF Awards: 'Best Short Film', ‘Best Producer’ Encore Films, ‘Best Director’ Ian Woodward, 'Best Actor' for Petros Koukoulomatis, ‘Best Music/Sound’ by Sir Edward Elgar, ‘Best Costumes/Props’ by Daisy Ogilvy and Zenka Woodward, the COLFF ‘Inspire Award’ for all of the Poets, ‘Best Visual Effects’, ‘Best Cinematography’, and the COLFF ‘Knowledge Award’ for all of the topics covered in the film!
Other Awards: UNICA Gold Medal, Union Internationale du Cinéma, at The Moravian SeniorForum Film Festival (Kroměříž, Czech Republic), Best Director award at The International Historical Film Festival (Shumen, Bulgaria), Best Camera Craft award at The Newcastle International Video Festival (New South Wales, Australia), Best Script award at The NOFI International Film Festival (Yerevan, Armenia), Special Prize at The Tallinn International Festival of Film Makers (Estonia), 3rd Prize & Nominated for the award of Best Imaginative Response to the Subject of War at The Imperial War Museum Film Festival (London, UK), Special Mention award - for having addressed important issues regarding human rights and the right to peace - at The International “A Film for Peace” Festival (Trieste, Italy).
Ian Woodward (Producer, Writer, Director)
Petros Koukoulomatis (Key cast)
David Sutherland (Key Cast)
Mandy Carr (Key cast)
Eva Woodward (Key cast)
Beth Mayoh (Key cast)
Irving Thomas (Key Cast)
Sir Edward Elgar (Music)