Grandfather

Grandfather tells the story of a man finally making the trip to Normandy on D-day, to find the grave of his Grandfather, who fell in battle in the 2nd World War. The film contains the voices and stories of actual veterans.

  • Lance Nielsen
    Director
    The Journey
  • David Freedman
    Director
  • Lance Nielsen
    Writer
    The Journey
  • Deidre Garcia
    Producer
    MLE
  • Nicola Gregory
    Producer
    Hard Time Bus
  • Alex Tabrizi
    Director of Photography
  • Jake Francis
    Editor
  • Jake Francis
    Cast
    Grandson
  • Alex Heaton
    Cast
    Grandfather
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Lance Nielsen, David Freedman

He is a writer, director and an actor. He studied at Epsom School of Art in Surrey. He worked on two low budget feature films and was an active member of the New Producers Alliance. Since 1997 he has directed 12 theatrical productions in London, the first of which was 'Waiting for Hillsborough', won him critical acclaim and the best talent in new writing with the Liverpool Art and Entertainment awards. He received Time Out's Critics Choice for his play about the Victoria Climbie and Marchioness Inquiries and a Peter Brook Empty Space award for the black comedy 'Making Time'. Other work includes 'Sticks and Stones' a sweeping play set over three decades of the conflict in Northern Ireland which ran twice, the musical 'East End of Chicago' and 'Hi, I'm Vince', about HIV. He has also worked on numerous shorts, wrote and directed the trailer for the feature film 'Jericho's Walls are Falling' starring acclaimed actor Jason Flemyng. His first feature 'The Journey' won multiple awards on the festival circuit. He is currently in pre-production of his second feature, 'Pegasus Bridge'.

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Director Statement

Grandfather tells the story of a man finally making the trip to Normandy on D-day, to find the grave of his Grandfather, who fell in battle in the 2nd World War.

D-day in Normandy is a special time, and the Veterans that remain with us recount their brave and heart-breaking tales of how they and their fallen comrades fought for our freedom.

It's important their sacrifices are never forgotten, and we remember the travesty of War, that we may never again have to go through what our Ancestors endured.

To all those that served and continue to serve, we thank you. This film is for you.