As Cough's two years on the festival circuit draw to a close, it's a good opportunity to reflect on what we achieved so far.
Cough has had an amazing film festival run, receiving 7 awards and a further 17 nominations for all aspects of the production, from story, to costume design, visual effects, music, acting, casting, cinematography, sound design and directing. We like to think this speaks volumes of the great contributions the entire cast and crew made to the film.
Awards won can be viewed at IMDB.
At the time of writing, the film has been invited to screen at 56 film festivals, with many film festival directors scouting Cough at other festivals, cold calling us and asking to screen the film at their festival. We love that because Cough was made to be seen! In fact, we received so many invitations and acceptances, we couldn't keep up with our usual approach of writing an article for each screening!
Cough will now move from festival screenings to distribution through Drama Club Films, and eventually will be available for free viewing on Youtube.
More information on Cough including upcoming and past screenings, and the film's trailer, can be found at the Cough website. Cough stars Robert Coleby (Tracks, Terra Nova, The Marine) and Christopher Sommers (Predestination, Terra Nova, The Horseman), with Natalie Trent and Dan Eady. Written and directed by Jason Kempnich, it features moody cinematography by Graeme McMahon and evocative music by Davin Patterson.
Set a few years from today, Cough explores a dystopian future where a pandemic has forced governments worldwide to heavily curtail the movements of citizens for their own survival. In the rush to survive, civil liberties are forgotten. The film asks the question - how far is too far, and what if government wanted to keep their new power? Sometimes you have to fight to be the change you want to see.