An act of petty crime provides a glimpse into the subtle intricacies of motherhood and family bonds in this lovely short by London-based filmmaker Werner Vivier. Inspired by Werner’s own childhood and memories of everyday outings with his mother, “Winter Coat” aims to highlight the beauty of simple moments and celebrate the relationships between people. As he states:

“With ‘Winter Coat’ I wanted to explore the theme of motherhood: attempting to illustrate whether the same bond could exist in a relationship devoid of blood ties — two neighbors in this instance. We aren’t given the context of their relationship, instead, we step into their lives as voyeurs, listening in on conversations and lurking around corners. As we observe them through their shared experiences, we begin to understand their rapport.”

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Starring Angie Adler & Buddy Skelton
Written & Directed by Werner Vivier
Producer: Costanza Rendini Manzoni
Director of Photography: Lorena Pagès
Production Designer: Grace Taylor
Editor: Victoria Man
1st AD: Lucrezia Pollice
2nd AD: Tamara Turoczi
1st ACs: Marco Alonso & James Woodbridge
2nd AC: Chloe Knight
Gaffer: Korsshan Schlauer
Sound Recordist: Emanuelle Gabbi
Wardrobe & Makeup: Grace Dunn
Runner: Erica Carrubba
Script Supervisor: Niccolò Poiana
Post Producer at Cut + Run: Maggie McDermott
Colourist: Daniel Levy
Post Producer at The Mill: Charlie Morris
Sound Designer: Tim Obzud
Composer: Jonah Bobo
Music: “Lament” by Andy Baxter
Casting Director: Laura Wohlwend
Casting Assistant: Vincent Fabri
Chaperone: Jodie Skelton


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