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2 October 2019

Ted talks.

by Andrew MacGregor

Entelechy Arts: “Ted” - 3 mins 01s

One of two heart-rending films that promote the work of Entelechy Arts, this instalment focuses on Ted - an elderly man stricken by loneliness after the death of his wife. Like Rosaline before him, Ted is all too aware of the pain that isolation brings.

Sat next to a photo of his beloved, Ted cuts a frail yet engaging figure as he describes their whirlwind courtship. Such vivid memories are in stark contrast to his drab surroundings, however, with scuffed wallpaper and fixtures blighting the scene.

The toll this takes on him is clear to both see and hear, as is the positive effect of an afternoon singing with fellow pensioners. The advertised charity believe more like Ted can benefit from similar projects, and thus make a dent in this country's loneliness epidemic.

Film Production: Knucklehead Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Sonja Phillips
Producer: Juliet Naylor / Ayo Davis
Cinematographer: Jim Jolliffe Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Art Department: Toby Stevens
Editor: Nick Armstrong Ⓦ @ Cut+Run Ⓟ Ⓦ
Flame: Anne Trotman @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Audio Mix: Rich Martin @ Envy Advertising Ⓟ Ⓦ

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