Emma goes on a hike to try and get some fresh air and much-needed isolation. Although she attempts to ignore invasive memories from her past, she finds herself forced to face the truth about her murky childhood. She must learn that there is no easy escape and that her past may well haunt her for the rest of her life. The film explores mental health and how it can have long-term effects - a hand to hold isn't always the magic solution to psychological illness.
COOL GIRL PICTURES presents "PEAK"
a film by LUCY ROSE produced by SARAH TALBOT
director of photography LIZZIE GILHOLME starring KRISTEL BUCKLEY
written by JAKE REED and LUCY ROSE
"...A rare piece of incredibly thoughtful film-making..." "...We loved the fluidity and understated poise of your work... "
JUDGES, DURHAM FILM FESTIVAL
"...An introspective and deeply compelling cinematic journey centred around a person’s attempt at confronting their unpleasant past, set against a collection of absolutely breath-taking visuals..."
MATTHEW WEARS, NARC MAG
BRITISH SHORTS BERLIN LICHTSPIELKLUB 2019
SUNDERLAND SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019
RIBBON OF DREAMS FILM FESTIVAL 2019
WATFORD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2019
REDLINE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2019
DURHAM FILM FESTIVAL 2019
NORTH EAST YOUNG FILMMAKER AWARDS 2019
OPEN MIND FEST 2019
UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2019 (BAFTA-Qualifying)
OUT OF THE CAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
WOMEN OF THE LENS FILM FESTIVAL 2019
BECTU FUTURE FILMMAKERS 2019
AWARDS & HONOURS
REDLINE FILM FESTIVAL | Nominated for Best Cinematography
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 | Finalist for Best Film
DURHAM FILM FESTIVAL 2019 | Winner of Best Local Film
UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2019 | Nominated for Best Cinematography
UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2019 | Nominated for Best Score
WATFORD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2019 | Unanimously voted Winner of Audience Favourite