Graham Robertson, Able Edwards, 2004

Able Edwards explores one of the Festival’s key themes – cloning. Set in a future where a virus has wiped out life on Earth, the last survivors of mankind live confined in a satellite. To combat a falling market share in their entertainment company, the bigwigs of Edwards Corporation decide to genetically replicate their cryogenically frozen genius founder, Able Edwards to help them in their plight. Shot entirely on mini-DV against green screens with the sets scanned and added from architecture books, Able Edwards shows that digital technology can be put to inventive use in the making of feature films.

The film also screened at 8pm on Monday 6 March at Sunderland University.

USA, 2004, Cert 15, 87mins

Able Edwards
Dir. Graham Robertson

£5/£3

Wed 8 March 2006, 8pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk