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letters (2014)


A poignant tale of friendship between a lonely old man (Kevin) and his equally lonely young postman (Malcolm). The first film in a trilogy of shorts on the themes of loneliness, old age and dementia. letters is an intimate look at how lonely it can sometimes be living in a big city.

Funded by Apex Arts' Hitchcock Production Fund, letters was Anthony Hett's directorial debut. 

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Film Type: Short

Runtime: 8 minutes 30 seconds

Festival Premiere: June 2014

Production Budget: 2,000 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Production company: IMMIX Media

Official Sections & Screenings


Stow Film Lounge


Beeston Film Festival 

Norwich Film Festival 

Hitchcok's Home, Leytonstone 


Purbeck Film Festival 

International Moving Image Society 


Welcome to the Forest - London Borough of Culture, Walthamstow  

Screen25, Norwood 

Moving Pictures Short Films 

Level Up, Bloomsbury 


Malcom: Edward Davis

Sam: Gehane Strehler 


Writer & Director: Anthony Hett

Cinematographer: Jack O'Dowd

Producer: Sophia Mertins 

Awards & Nominations

(Nominated) Best Short Film - 

Norwich Film Festival 

(Finalist) FilmsShorts Online Competition 

(Winner) Audience Award for Best Short Feature - Purbeck Film Festival  

(Finalist) Best Drama Short Film - British Short Film Awards

(Nominated) Best Short Film From The Archives - British Short Film Awards

Reviews & Interviews

Anna's Not Here 


Only the Lonely

A trilogy of short films on the themes of loneliness, old age and dementia. 

          letters (2014)                                             waiting (2018)                                       Scrable (2019)

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