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. 


Film Type: Short

Runtime: 8 minutes 30 seconds

Premiere Date: June 2014

Production Budget: 2,000 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Production company: IMMIX Media

Cast & Crew

Malcom: Edward Davis

Edward trained at RADA. Film/TV credits include: Radioactive, Emma, Detective Pikachu and The Little Drummer Girl. Credits at RADA include: When You Cure Me, Vinegar Tom, You Got Older, Clybourne Park and Cymbeline. Other stage credits include: Civil Rogues (Pleasance/RSC); (i feel fine), Winky, Specie and Uninvited (Fat Git Theatre). Edward is also a filmmaker and read English Literature at Warwick University.

Sam: Gehane Strehler 

Géhane's theatre experience has seen her perform at The National Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Bristol Old Vic & York Theatre Royal amongst many others. She has voiced a BBC radio drama and several voice-overs. Her screen experience includes various shorts (“Veils” with Maureen Lipman & “Seed” with Antony Welsh), commercials (“Lexus Life” with Jude Law), pilots and television (ITV's “The Bill” & BBC TV Movie “The Child In Time” with Benedict Cumberbatch).

Writer & Director: Anthony Hett

Anthony is a London based Welsh Writer/Director and Poet who graduated from City, University of London in 2011, with an MA Creative Writing (Plays & Screenplays). Anthony has written and directed four short films, including a trilogy of short films 'letters', 'waiting' and 'Scrable' (known collectively as - 'Only the Lonely') as well as a short film poem called When we were foxes.   


Cinematographer: Jack O'Dowd 

Jack is a multiple award winning director of photography, co-founder of IMMIX Media and expert colourist. He has experience directing feature films, television commercials and music videos. 


Stow Film Lounge (2014)

Beeston Film Festival (2015)

Norwich Film Festival (2015)

Hitchcok's Home, Leytonstone (2015)

Purbeck Film Festival (2018)

International Moving Image Society (2018)

Welcome to the Forest - London Borough of Culture (2019)

Screen25, Norwood (2019)

Moving Pictures Short Films (2019)

Level Up, Bloomsbury (2019)

Awards & Nominations

(Nominated) Best Short Film - Norwich Film Festival 

(Finalist) FilmsShorts Online Competition 

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


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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