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Being Othello

Synopsis
Independent short. The story follows a schizophrenic patient (Andrew Mills), who takes on the character of Iago from Othello and tries to bring its story to life re-imagined for the present day through the prism of a mental health unit.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2009
Duration
21 mins
Availability
No distributor found(5/2009).

Credits

Director
Suri Krishnamma
Producer
Diane Shorthouse
Cinematographer
Patrick Smith
Screenplay
Suri Krishnamma
Music
Bobby Barry
Cast
Jamiu AdebiyiOthello
Kirsty MannDesdemona
Andrew Mills (2)Iago
Matthew CalncyMichael Cassio
Susan KingmanEmilia
Robert EldridgeStaff nurse
Tom ThomassonRoderigo

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Othello
Keywords
mental illness; schizophrenia; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget £5,000.
General
Shot in two days in the mental health ward at St Ann’s Hospital, North London.
Figures
Premiered at BAFTA 17th April 2009.

Production Company

Name

Actors Centre

Name

Shorthouse Organisation

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