Man Off The Coast

Soon-to-be Care Leaver Molly has been dumped in her final residential home. Surrounded by professionals who don't care and struggling with her past, she finds an unlikely friend in the form of a man on the beach.

  • Matt Sedgley
  • Matt Sedgley
  • Matt Sedgley
  • Courtney Sherratt
  • Sophie Simmons
    Key Cast
  • Vincent Woods
    Key Cast
  • Lydia Hopgood
    Key Cast
  • Tom Laxton
    Director of Photography
  • Tom Eames
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Adam Thomas
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Maya Ou
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • David Sohanpal
  • Tom Rees
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    14 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Matt Sedgley

Mental Health Professional turned filmmaker, Matt currently works in production for Film & HETV. Having started his creative passion making music videos for local bands; Matt aims to create short films that start important conversations with a strong basis of social conscience.

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Director Statement

I have worked professionally in Mental Health for approximately 6 years, in crisis teams, children's homes and more. One thing that caused me to leave this career is the horrifying mentality of 'profit over care' that so many people in power have in these settings. The complete delusion of ticking boxes for shareholders but not fulfilling the basic emotional needs of the young person. I pride myself on standing up for those children when I worked there and hopefully this film acts as a platform to encourage conversation about the private care system. Social Care should never have profit in mind.