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Wilfred

A hundred years on and still art is responding to war.

Wilfred tells the story of the last day in the life of World War One poet, Wilfred Owen through his own words using Owen’s prose and poetry.

  • Peter Michael Kershaw
    Writer
    Southwest Special
  • Peter Michael Kershaw
    Director
    20 Ways
  • Peter Michael Kershaw
    Producer
    Cinema of Horror 2
  • Adam Kirk
    Editor
    The Astronomer's Sun
  • David Bunting
    Drawn Animation
    The Astronomer's Sun
  • Dave Aston
    Sound Design & Mix
  • Michael Higgs
    Key Cast
    "Wilfred Owen"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Period, Animation, War
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm film
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Duchy Parade Films LLC
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Peter Michael Kershaw

Peter M. Kershaw (He/Him)
Peter has an MFA in screenwriting from IAIA (The Institute of American Indian Arts) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Born in Yorkshire, England now based in AZ in the American Southwest, Peter is an International award-winning writer/director & producer.
His films have played in hundreds of festivals world wide winning numerous festival awards.

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Director Statement

I see the short film form as my artist sketch book.

Wilfred deals with themes that appeal to me as a storyteller.

Wilfred tells the story of the last day in the life of World War One poet, Wilfred Owen through his own words using Owen’s prose and poetry.

We have been working on Wilfred during Covid between AZ, USA, where I am currently prepping to shoot the Indie Feature, Southwest Special and the UK where Wilfred was shot and edited.

A hundred years on and still art is responding to war.

Wilfred tells its story through a mix of – animation styles, live-action, mixed art forms, and uses poetry, music, and paintings all from the period of our story.

Wilfred deals with the pity and futility of war expressed through art from the period created by those who experienced war first-hand. As a soldier fighting for his country Owen continued to create his art leaving a legacy of over 105 war poems and gave his life doing so.

As war once more rages in Europe Wilfred, a timely war story but one we decided to focus on in an unconventional, innovative manner. We chose to look at war from a different perspective from how it is often presented. In a sense one of the great loses humanity suffers in war is the loss of voices, of those who would enrich and move forward humanities culture.

Wilfred is a drama that deserves to be seen.