Things We Leave Behind

'Whilst clearing the belongings of his missing father Chris unearths some unexpected truths'


Chris - Jonny Phillips
Father - Sam Heydon
Vicar - Paul Codling

Writer & Director – Andrew Brand
Executive Producers - Sam Burton & Julia Caithness
Producer - Beth Sowersby

Director of Photography - Andrew Parsons
Editor - Simon Ellis
Sound Design - Grant Bridgeman


"A tale of sadness and longing that turns into paranoia and dread, Brand's short film is a heartfelt drama with a superbly uncanny denouement."
(Dylan Cave, Sight and Sound)

"Andrew Brand's short film is moving, uncanny and terrifying."
(BFI, BFI Player) 


Timishort Film Festival (retrospective) - Timisoara, Romania (Oct 2015)

WYIFN Festival - Leeds, UK (Jun 2011)

London Short Film Festival - London, UK (Jan 2011)

British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, Germany (Jan 2011)

Showroom Shorts - Sheffield, UK (Dec 2010)

Bang! Short Film Festival - Nottingham, UK (Nov 2010)

Encounters International Film Festival - Bristol, UK (Nov 2010)

GrandOFF Film Festival - Warsaw, Poland (Nov 2010)
Nomination for 'Best Cinematography'

Cambridge Film Festival - Cambridge, UK (Sep 2010)

7th Naoussa International Film Festival - Naoussa, Greece (Sep 2010)

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival - Jersey, UK (Sep 2010)

Sao Paulo International Film Festival - Sao Paulo, Brazil (Aug 2010)

Avanca International Film Festival - Avanca, Portugal (Jul 2010)

Comic Con International Film Festival - San Diego, USA (Jul 2010)

Ischia International Film Festival - Ischia, Italy (Jul 2010)

Festival Of Nations - Ebensee, Austria (Jun 2010)

‘In the Palace’ 8th International Film Festival - Balchik, Bulgaria (Jun 2010)

8th Hull International Short Film Festival - Hull, UK (Apr 2010)
Nominated for 'Best UK Short'

London Eastend Film Festival - London, UK (Apr 2010)
Nominated for 'Best UK Short'