Documentary Short Film Contest 52 ED. 2024
United Kingdom – Australia 2023 12' Documentary Debut

Born into a world where the word transgender didn’t exist, 92-year-old Patricia spent most of her life constraining her true identity to the safety of darkness – cinema auditoriums and photography darkrooms – living literally and figuratively in the dark.

Laura Hartley

Laura is an award-winning independent documentary maker with a passion for storytelling and an eye for human interest narratives. She has held roles in producing and developing with captains of industry like the BBC, Endemol Shine, and SBS, as well as boutique indie production companies. In 2023, she released her directorial debut, the AIDC Award-nominated short film Patricia in the Dark, which she also produced and edited. To date, the film boasts selection for 19 festivals around the world.

TECHNICAL DATA
DIRECTION:

Laura Hartley

SCRIPT:

Laura Hartley

PRODUCTION:

Laura Hartley, April Kelley, Sara Huxley

EDITING:

Laura Hartley

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Martyna Knitter

ORIGINAL MUSIC:

Steve Fitzmaurice

CAMERA:

Martyna Knitter

CAST:

Patricia Davies

CONTACT:

laura@onedarkhorserace.com