Private Project

Witch of Edmonton—The Untold Prison

Inspired by ‘The Witch of Edmonton’, a play by Thomas Dekker. This extract is based on Elizabeth Sawyer, a hell raiser, and later accused and executed for witchcraft in England, year 1621. Sawyer was convicted of incantations and satanic ritualistic curses, and thrown in prison to be hanged without proper trial. She was innocent, but year 1691 was not so forgiving of eccentric, crook- back women. With no other option, she embraced her witchery and went down cursing, kicking, and screaming. This extract depicts a prison scene that was excluded from Dekker’s original play. No one knows what happened in that nasty dungeon pit before her death...until now.

  • Kiše Caelán Wallace
    Key Cast
    "Witch of Edmonton"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 29 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - East 15 Acting School
  • Cooper Awards Film Festival

    December 10, 2021
    Online: Estonia
    Finalist: Best Actress
  • Onkyo Film Festival

    December 1, 2021
    Finalist-Best Actress
  • V.i.Z. Film Festival

    December 4, 2021
    Finalist-Best Actress
  • Make Art Not Fear

    September 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Online Sessions
    United Kingdom
    June 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Bizarrya Short Film Festival

    February 1, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Mallu Film Market

    May 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • SonderBlu Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    August 20, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography

Kiše Caelán Wallace is a London drama school trained actress who has written, self-directed, and stars in Witch of Edmonton-The Untold Prison, along with Film Freeway past titles such as ‘Vampyr’ and Tylwyth Teg & the Vial. This piece, Witch of Edmonton was a student project and final graduation showpiece for the MA Acting program at East 15 Acting School and is a one of a kind, original one act scene, now brought to life in picture form.

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