Directors Gareth Brannan and Jamie Childs tell the story of one 'War Boy's' hopes and sorrows, on his last journey through no-mans-land, disappearing into the horizon alongside his brothers in arms.
The A. E. Housman poem "Soldier From The Wars Returning" is set to a moving cinematic score composed by Tom Player (Trailer music composer for The Hobbit, Game of Thrones) and our fallen gather in chorus to whistle the traditional WWI song, "Keep The Home Fires Burning". The recording features the "Molitor Stradivarius" c.1697 played by Johnathan Hill.
At this time of the year society feel the importance, more than ever, to stop and remember the huge sacrifices made during WWI all those years ago. This respectful and thought provoking tribute reminds us how much we owe for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Gareth Brannan explains, 'A year ago myself and fellow Director, Jamie Childs, visited the Imperial War Museum and neither of us could believe some of the things we saw. Experiencing the stories and sacrifices made during the war was truly humbling.
One thing stood out more than anything, the age of some of those who fought. There were some as young as fourteen fighting on the front line. It was this that inspired us to make the film.
We wanted to, not only remind people of the sacrifice made, but for them to share in an intimate moment with a young solider as he walks through no-mans-land.
Once we had the script, we assembled a few very talented and like minded people who all believed passionately in the project, giving up their free time and expertise to make this happen.
The whole process has been an amazing collaboration and I hope the film gives people a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made.
Thank you to all those who helped to make it happen.'