The Lady Vanished
A male client with an appalling story exposes the fears and inexperience of a young woman therapist. His story seeps out, impinging on people far beyond the consulting room with consequences tiresome, dire, tragic.
Completion Date:February 20, 2020
Production Budget:7,000 GBP
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Country of Filming:United Kingdom
Vesuvius International Monthly Film FestivalCampania
October 13, 2020
Tagore International Film FestivalBolpur
May 11, 2021
Winner : Best Film Score
Brian Caswell (Writer, co-director)
Retired : Creator of magic tricks. Producer of promotional and instructional video for magicians. Sale of manufacturing and marketing rights for magical effects.
Films: MAGICIANS (2003) One hour documentary featuring four full-time professional magicians in conversation. Made for screening in local magic clubs.
WEEKAPAUG R.I. : Into the heart of a community (2004) 1 and 3/4 hour documentary for a conservation charity. A small summer community with one of the finest remaining unspoilt beaches on the Rhode Island coast.
BRITISH MEDICAL WISDOM (2007) 30 second comedy sketch for mobile phones. A British Stuffed shirt dispenses fatuous medical advice. (2007 Treo Film Festival finalist)
BOTTLED (2007) 10 minute fantasy/drama. A young man goes about his day. Mysteriously, he repeatedly encounters the same playing card.
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (2008) 17 mins. An ordinary middle-aged man dies alone at home. Simple everyday circumstances conspire to leave the remains where they lie for months.
Winner - Heart of England International Film Festival, Tamworth UK 2008
Winner - Short Cuts Film Festival, Aylesbury UK 2008
Screenings: Palm Springs Shortfest 2008, Toronto Commfest 2008
Distributed for eight years by Shorts International
This film is based on real events. The details related by the protagonist in 'The Lady Vanished' took place exactly as he describes. I was sitting on that coach. When I later told people about the events of that interrupted journey, I could never seem to convey the inexorable sense of alarm that rose in me as the minutes ticked by.