This Time Away

Directed by Magali Barbe


Drama , Science-fiction

14 min


United Kingdom







Nigel (Timothy Spall) is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had... until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.



  • LA Shorts International Film Festival • Best Foreign Film
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival
  • Underwire Festival
  • Manhattan Short Film Festival • Bronze Medal
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
  • San Diego International Film Festival
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival
  • Naples International Film Festival 
  • Trieste Film Festival
  • Gold Coast Film Festival
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • Norwich Film Festival
  • Nottingham International Film Festival
  • Nitehawk Shorts Festival
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival • Best European Short

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Timothy Spall, Jessica Ellerby
  • Script:Magali Barbe
  • Cinematographer:Gabi Norland
  • Editor:Ed Cheesman
  • Sound design & mix:Sam Cross
  • Music:Azel Phara
  • Producer:Russell Curtis, Debbie Crosscup
  • Production Company:Fulflood Films
  • Co-production Company:Passion Pictures

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