Edelweiss

Edelweiss is inspired by a true story discovered within the pages of a WW2 soldier's journal. We catch a glimpse of the compassion that lies within the hearts of those forced into a life of survival during devastating times, when a nurse saves the life of a valuable
hostage, only to see him taken away for an inevitably brutal interrogation.

  • Sam Bradford
    Director
    Double Cross, The Few, The Cloaking
  • Emma Fisher
    Writer
  • Sonu Louis
    Writer
  • Grace Sargeant
    Producer
    Dogs of War, The Cloaking
  • Emma Fisher
    Key Cast
    Orange Is the New Black
  • Sonu Louis
    Key Cast
    Now You See Me 2
  • Clayton T. Smith
    Key Cast
    Fury
  • Sam Benjamin
    Key Cast
    Justice League, Doctor Who, Peaky Blinders
  • Floriane Andersen
    Key Cast
    The Love Punch
  • Jamie Wanstall
    Director of Photography
    The Few
  • Ryan Ward-Miller
    Editor
    The Few
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    War, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    235:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New York Film Awards

    United States
    Best Picture
  • New York Film Awards

    United States
    Best Cinematography
  • One Reeler Short Film Competition

    United States
    Best Short Film
  • One Reeler Short Film Competition

    United States
    Best Director
  • Top Shorts Online Film Festival

    United States
    Best Inspirational
  • Melbourne City Independent Film Awards

    Australia
    Best Director
  • Melbourne City Independent Film Awards

    Australia
    Best Picture
  • Los Angeles Film Awards

    United States
    Honourable Mention: Director
  • Festigious

    United States
    Best Director
  • Festigious

    United States
    Best Drama
  • Festigious

    United States
    Best Editing
  • Gold Movie Awards

    United Kingdom
    Best Scenography
  • Oniros Film Awards

    Italy
    Best Historical Film
Director Biography - Sam Bradford

Sam is an award winning Director born in Kent, England.

A graduate from Greenwich University, Sam started his career in Soho working as a runner for a post production house. Now a Company Director at Praxima, Sam has travelled the world and worked alongside talents such as George Clooney and Helen Mirren.

Sam's directorial debut, Double Cross (2015), received great critical acclaim before he created the award-winning and groundbreaking web series The Few (2016). Sam's follow up short film, Edelweiss (2017), is receiving more critical acclaim across the globe at festivals and has won multiple awards on the circuit to date.

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Director Statement

Film is and always will be my first love.

I'm a true believer in the importance of telling stories that matter, inspire and affect people’s lives. From the moment I became too scared to step into the water (Jaws) and was blown away seeing a man able to leap over a tall building in just a single bound (Superman) I've wanted to dive into my own journey as a film maker.

I'm now a company director at Praxima, delivering the highest level of film production to television giants of the world such as the BBC and HBO, iconic brands such as Lexus and Armani and cinema commercials across London.

The end game for me is to inspire, encourage and overall entertain audiences in the same way that heavyweights such as Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott have inspired me.