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'Tinned Pears'
26 October 2020 8 mins 08s
Bare but hanging on.
by Syd Briscoe

As legions of gammon-faced Twitter commentators explain that the poor should stretch their budgets and boil up their own faded dreams and sense of betrayal to feed their children, director Libby Burke Wilde takes a far more helpful approach with this poignant short film. 'Tinned Pears' gives voice to families across the country struggling to make ends meet, for who even the very back of the cupboards are bare.

With local businesses and charities attempting to fill the gap left by a craven government, this smartly-executed film offers a timely reminder that disadvantaged children are more than mere statistics. A gut-wrenching performance from the siblings at the story's heart gives the film extra emotional heft, while the mother doing everything she can and still coming up empty typifies the grinding cycle of poverty all too well.

The movement to end child food poverty has a long way to go, even without the added stresses of Covid-19 stretching budgets with already razor-thin margins. Compelling, creative work like this is key to keeping audiences both engaged and informed, and it's heartening to see directors like Burke Wilde leading the charge.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



MD: Andrew Porteous
DOP: Molly Manning Walker (Wizzo & Co)
Prod Design: Jade O'Connor
1st AD: Clara Paris
1st AC: Vlassis Skoulis
2nd AC: Cécile Mulombe Mbombo
Editor: Sarah Peczek
Envy
Colourist: Jax Harney
Producer: Franky Chadwick
Mcasso
Composer: Mike Maclennan
Writer: Lucy MacCarthy

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Short Films
'Tinned Pears'
26 October 2020 8 mins 08s

Bare but hanging on.

As legions of gammon-faced Twitter commentators explain that the poor should stretch their budgets and boil up their own faded dreams and sense of betrayal to feed their children, director Libby Burke Wilde takes a far more helpful approach with this poignant short film. 'Tinned Pears' gives voice to families across the country struggling to make ends meet, for who even the very back of the cupboards are bare.

With local businesses and charities attempting to fill the gap left by a craven government, this smartly-executed film offers a timely reminder that disadvantaged children are more than mere statistics. A gut-wrenching performance from the siblings at the story's heart gives the film extra emotional heft, while the mother doing everything she can and still coming up empty typifies the grinding cycle of poverty all too well.

The movement to end child food poverty has a long way to go, even without the added stresses of Covid-19 stretching budgets with already razor-thin margins. Compelling, creative work like this is key to keeping audiences both engaged and informed, and it's heartening to see directors like Burke Wilde leading the charge.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



MD: Andrew Porteous
DOP: Molly Manning Walker (Wizzo & Co)
Prod Design: Jade O'Connor
1st AD: Clara Paris
1st AC: Vlassis Skoulis
2nd AC: Cécile Mulombe Mbombo
Editor: Sarah Peczek
Envy
Colourist: Jax Harney
Producer: Franky Chadwick
Mcasso
Composer: Mike Maclennan
Writer: Lucy MacCarthy

Short Films 26 October 2020
'Tinned Pears' 8 mins 08s

Bare but hanging on.

by Syd Briscoe

As legions of gammon-faced Twitter commentators explain that the poor should stretch their budgets and boil up their own faded dreams and sense of betrayal to feed their children, director Libby Burke Wilde takes a far more helpful approach with this poignant short film. 'Tinned Pears' gives voice to families across the country struggling to make ends meet, for who even the very back of the cupboards are bare.

With local businesses and charities attempting to fill the gap left by a craven government, this smartly-executed film offers a timely reminder that disadvantaged children are more than mere statistics. A gut-wrenching performance from the siblings at the story's heart gives the film extra emotional heft, while the mother doing everything she can and still coming up empty typifies the grinding cycle of poverty all too well.

The movement to end child food poverty has a long way to go, even without the added stresses of Covid-19 stretching budgets with already razor-thin margins. Compelling, creative work like this is key to keeping audiences both engaged and informed, and it's heartening to see directors like Burke Wilde leading the charge.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



MD: Andrew Porteous
DOP: Molly Manning Walker (Wizzo & Co)
Prod Design: Jade O'Connor
1st AD: Clara Paris
1st AC: Vlassis Skoulis
2nd AC: Cécile Mulombe Mbombo
Editor: Sarah Peczek
Envy
Colourist: Jax Harney
Producer: Franky Chadwick
Mcasso
Composer: Mike Maclennan
Writer: Lucy MacCarthy