May 5, 2012

Today's short film - Traffic Warden - was shown at the 2004 Edinburgh Film Festival in Cameo Cinema 1, on Friday, August 27, 2004 at 14:00. It was also shown at the 2005 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in 2005.

The story was written by Teun Hilte and Donald Rice, Rice also directed the film. Rice also recently directed the film Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, which David's name was attached to for a time. (see the January 19th FOTD)  Cheerful Weather for the Wedding got it's US debut on April, 20 2012 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and they also screen two of Rice's shorts - I Am Bob and Traffic Warden!  The same place traffic Warden had it's North American premiere in April of 2004!

Donald Rice worked on the set of the film Bright Young Things so I think it could be assumed that is where he met David, Traffic Warden was his first foray into directing.

The film is 11 minutes long and stars Sophie Hunter as the object of the Traffic Warden's desire. The film begins on a busy street and ends in a fountain. "Traffic Warden proves once and for all that falling in love in London is even harder than finding a space to park your car."

What makes the story all the more interesting to watch is there is no dialogue -but you do have to watch for the various 'signs' along the way.

The rest of the cast:

David Crow - The Boyfriend
Morwenna Banks - The Mother
Peter Dunwell - Bus Conductor 
Sonny Brown - The Boy
Annabel Linney - The Girl
Michael Elles-Hill - The Dog Walker
Eva Rice - The Cyclist
John Woody  - The Dog!

Supporting cast: John Cornforth, Pete Maclaine, Sean Walsh, Emma Dingle, Bouges Macfarlane, Joceline Gabriel, Oliver Dungey, Damian Pitman, Daniel Charrington, Justin Gayner, Freddie Huntingdon,  and the children in the park were from the Sylvia Young Theatre School

The music was supplied by The Metropolitan Orchestra

You can trace David's footsteps here and you can watch this film all over the net but this site has an excellently clear copy.

And if you follow the credits all the way to the end you will see that "No goldfish were harmed in the making of this film"