In My Words.

'In My Words' is a poignant film that intimately follows the life journey of Bethany, a 14-year-old girl (played by Salome Schindler) facing the harsh reality of terminal cancer. As Bethany confronts her own mortality, she finds solace in writing a final letter to her beloved mother (played by Rebekah Bigwood). Through her words, we reflect on the motions of her young life.

  • Andrew Burrell
  • Sydney Lane-Ryer
  • Samuel Crowley
  • Andrew Burrell
  • Rebekah Bigwood
    Key Cast
  • Salome Schindler
    Key Cast
  • Zachary Fisher
    Key Cast
  • Oli Nicoll
    Director of Photography
  • Sydney Lane-Ryer
    1st Assistant Director
  • Sophie Reeve-Foster
    Production Designer
  • Joseph Hughes
    Sound Designer
  • Anisha Deb
  • Andrew Burrell
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  • Genres:
    Tragedy, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    44 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Norwich University of the Arts
Director Biography - Andrew Burrell

Andrew Burrell, is an aspiring filmmaker currently studying at Norwich University of the Arts. Born and raised in Norfolk and Norwich, Andrew's love for storytelling and cinema has driven him to pursue his dreams to create impactful cinematic experiences that resonate with audiences.

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Director Statement

Inspired by a true story and partnered with other short film "Lazarus", “In My Words” is a film that revolves around the profound relationship of grief between a mother and her daughter upon a striking diagnosis. Loss is a part of the human experience, and it is through these shared emotions that we discover our commonality, our humanity. It is my sincere hope that this film will touch the hearts of audiences, encouraging them to reflect, treasure their relationships, and find solance in the shared experiences of loss and love. By immersing ourselves in the emotions and stories of others, we deepen our understanding of what it means to be human and our appreciation for the preciousness of life.