Experiencing Interruptions?

Stolen Years

After years of abuse as a child, it took just one comment to bring William's life crashing down, and years for him to rebuild himself.

  • Jeremiah Quinn
  • William
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  • Jeremiah Quinn
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jeremiah Quinn

Jeremiah has made three short drama films. The Strange Death of Harry Stanley (2012) about the police killing of Harry Stanley was long listed for BAFTA Best Short Film and won many awards, including Best Short Film at Milan International FF and Best British Film at Super Shorts. Touched (2014) followed the reveries of a girl in a park as she remembers her lost love. Premiered at London SFF, it played at other festivals. Incognito (2015) is based on fact like Harry Stanley, but is a much more ambitious film in its staging, period detail, costumes etc. Incognito premiered at London Short Film Festival 2015, and played at many other festivals winning awards and nominations along the way.

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Director Statement

I feel very privileged that William shared his life story with me. Before this interview only his wife knew what had happened. He has had an incredible life. We built trust in making this film. He was kept informed every step of the way and is very pleased with the result. So am I.