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This Time Away


A film by Magali Barbe

Genre(s): Drama / Science-fiction

• Theme(s): Family / Father-Daughter Relationship / Friendship

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This Time Away

  • Magali Barbe


    Magali has written, produced and directed her first short film 'Strange Beasts'in 2017. It has been selected in 30+ international festivals, won a few awards and got her representation. She has completed her second short film 'This Time Away' in 2019 and is currently writing her first feature script. She is repped by UTA and Zero Gravity.

    2017: Strange Beasts
    2019: This Time Away

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2019: LA Shorts Fest Best Foreign Film, Best Actor
  • 2019: Hollyshorts
  • 2019: Underwire
  • 2019: Manhattan Short Bronze Medal
  • 2019: Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
  • 2019: San Diego International Film Festival
  • 2019: Byron Bay International Film Festival
  • 2019: Naples Film Festival
  • 2019: Trieste Film Festival
  • 2019: Gold Coast Film Festival
  • 2019: Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • 2019: Norwich Film Festival
  • 2019: Nottingham Film Festival
  • 2019: Nitehawk Film Festival
  • 2019: St Louis International Film Festival
  • 2019: Trieste Science+Fiction Film festival Best European Short


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.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 14'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: United Kingdom
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Timothy Spall, Jessica Ellerby
  • Screenplay: Magali Barbe
  • Cinematographer: Gabi Norland
  • Editor: Ed Cheesman
  • Sound: Sam Cross
  • Music: Azel Phara
  • Producer: Russell Curtis, Debbie Crosscup

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Fulflood Films
  • Coproduced by: Passion Pictures