Esther May Campbell

2008 September
2015 Light Years

A self-taught photographer and filmmaker, Esther has directed lo-fi music videos, sex education films, corporates for and about randy sailors, as well as Channel 4 dramas and the BBC’s Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Her cinema stories tell of lost souls, tragic lovers, limbo lives and daydreamers, all found in her self-penned short, the multi-awarded and BAFTA winning September. Working with the Cube Cinema collective in her adopted home of Bristol, Esther mobilizes a community cinema for children affected by the aftermath of the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes.

Open Horizons

Light Years / Esther May Campbell

Rose reckons a family’s like a constellation - all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Stars can feel each other, even if some died millions of years ago; even if they’re light years apart. Over the course of one long day, as mum wills her children closer, Rose’s fractured family pulls back into its constellation. Aching to reconnect, they find themselves facing the true implications of their own devastating, inherited legacy.

Director:Esther May Campbell
Script:Esther May Campbell
Cinematography:Zac Nicholson, Will Pugh
Editing:Chris Barwell
Sound:Chiz Williams
Music:Eric Chenaux
Costumes:Maggie Chappelhow
With:Sophie Burton (Ramona), Zamira Fuller (Rose), James Stuckey (Ewan), Beth Orton (Moira)
World Sales:The Match Factory, Germany T. +49 30 443 190 520 F. +49 30 443 190 530
Production Design:Jane Morton
Producer:Samm Haillay, Wendy Bevan-Mogg, Duane Hopkins, Andrew McVica
Production Country:UK
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 17:30 | ID:555
JOHN CASSAVETES:Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 15:15 | ID:654
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 13:00 | ID:953