Act of Memory

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Act of Memory
Directed by Jack Ryder
Produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers
Laura Crampsie
Screenplay by Jack Ryder
Starring Claire Skinner
Owen Teale
Anna Massey
Music by Jack Hues
Cinematography Pawel Biel
Edited by Fiona DeSouza
Running time
12 minutes
Country United Kingdom

Act of Memory is a 12-minute short film written and directed by Jack Ryder and produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Laura Crampsie. The film stars Claire Skinner, Owen Teale, Anna Massey, and introduces Grace Cooper Milton as Maria. It was shot on location in Southwark, London.


When the holidays evoke a young girl's memories of her father, she is forced to choose between either continuing to run from them or embracing the spirit of Christmas. The film is set in England at Christmas in 1948 and is based upon the award-winning short story by Mary Grace Dembeck.

Festivals and Awards[edit]

  • Official Selection - Garden State Film Festival, 2012
  • Official Selection - Mrytle Beach International Film Festival, 2012
  • Official Selection - Newport Beach Film Festival, 2012
  • Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner, 2012
  • Official Selection - 2012 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival

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