Brilliant Film

A short film for children about light, darkness and bedtime


Our first film for children, based on our acclaimed theatre piece of the same name. Set in a dreamlike world made of light, Brilliant explores the deep emotions, strange imaginings and secret games that happen as we drift off to sleep.

Imagine it’s bedtime.  Imagine it’s time to turn out the light. Imagine the universe turning, and the moon shining bright…

Brilliant is set in the magical space between wakefulness and sleep, and follows the journey of a girl who overcomes her fear of the dark.  Created especially for 3-5 year olds and their families.

Based on “Brilliant” a Fevered Sleep/Polka Theatre production

 £8 + £2 p&p 
David Harradine and Sam Butler
Design, direction and editing

Ali Beale
1st Assistant director and designer

Laura Cubitt

David Leahy
Performer and composer

Gabi Norland

Jo Manser
Lighting designer

Gillane Seaborne
Consultant producer at Midnight Oil Productions

Sam Evans

Beth Hoare-Barnes
2nd Assistant director

Ewan Macfarlan
Camera assistant

Maciej Miskiewicz
Sound designer and recordist

Will Duke
Post production technician

David Emmings
Object Animation

Jessica Sykes
Production Runner

Gursen Houssein

Jessica Tiller

Suzy Peters

Produced in association with Fuel

Based on "Brilliant", a Fevered Sleep / Polka Theatre production. Material originally devised with Laura Cubitt, David Leahy and Jamie McCarthy.

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Venue Dates Booking Information
Phoenix Cinema - East Finchley, London 21st December - 21st December 2015 Book via the Phoenix Cinema website.

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Bloomsbury Festival at Curzon, Bloomsbury. - London 25th October - 25th October 2015
Eastleigh Film Festival - Eastleigh 22nd September - 22nd September 2015
Cloudspotting Festival - Slaidburn 24th July - 26th July 2015
Arts Depot - London 4th October - 4th October 2015
The Place - London 19th July - 19th July 2014
Clapham Picturehouse - London 6th June - 6th June 2014
Greenwich Picturehouse - London 3rd June - 3rd June 2014
Hijack Children's Festival - Online Screening Event 17th April - 18th April 2014
The Gate Cinema - London 29th March - 29th March 2014