The DVD of 35 Letters Has Arrived

A limited number of DVD’s are available direct from the filmmaker.

35 letters DVDTo purchase a copy of the award winning documentary “35 Letters” direct from the film makers please email Janine: janinehosking@bigpond.com

A moving film which highlights the issues of the Voluntary Euthanasia debate – a very personal story. Have the tissues at the ready.

About The Film:

This is the story of an ordinary life with an extraordinary ending Angelique Flowers was the girl next door; the daughter, the sister, the aunty, the student. She loved the Bronte sisters and Shakespeare. She posed for photographs on Oscar Wildes’ tombstone. She baked scones. She watched the Biggest Loser. An aspiring writer, Angelique planned to write a novel. She wrote letters to her sister Michelle who lives in Canada. She wrote a total of 35 letters to mark Michelle’s 35th birthday; a birthday she subconsciously knew she would never be able to share with her. This is a story we share with you, of simple things: of the joy freshly baked biscuits hot from the oven, of clouds, of dreams and family birthdays, of song lyrics that make you laugh, make you cry, of hope and of the joy of the every day. Angelique alludes to her ill health, she never dwells on it. If you blink you miss the clues….blink again her life is over.

Let Me Share Something With you

I am so proud of our film 35 Letters and this award is just beautiful!

ATOM Award - Best Biography 35 Letters

35 Letters will be screening in Vancouver March 11 courtesy of Simon Fraser University’s Woodwards Cultural Unit, Reel Causes.org and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Assoc (BCLA).

When: Wed, March 11, 2015. 7:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver.

For more information about the screening please see this link:  http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2014-205-spring/35lettersscreening.html

If you live in this part of the world don’t miss this opportunity to see our award winning film.

35 Letters Wins Best Biography at ATOM 2014

I have to share my joy with you;  last night 35 Letters win Best Biography at Australian Teachers of Media IPAF ATOM Awards 2014 !

 

  35 Letters

    FINALIST IN:

    Best Documentary – Biography – WINNER

    DIRECTOR

Janine Hosking

    PRODUCERS

Janine Hosking & Carol Seeley

    PRODUCTION COMPANY  

iKandy Films

Drum Roll…..The Winner is

 

For the first time, out of a selection of 10 finalists, the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary awarded a generous cash prize of $10,000 to acknowledge excellence in documentary production.  The winner of the Documentary Australia Foundation Award went to 35 Letters.

“The winning documentary is an inventive and deeply moving account of 31-year-old Melbourne writer Angelique Flowers, who is given only months to live, and the different ways in which she and her family face her impending death,” said DAF Award for Australian Documentary Jury Member Dr Mitzi Goldman.

“Unflinchingly, this film shows us Angelique’s desperate search for a way to die with dignity – one made all the more difficult by her parents opposing belief that she should die as God intended, and her sibling’s determination to help her die as she chooses, even though it is against the law.  Dealing with difficult subject matter that is universal in its urgency and relevance, the film tells a very personal story in an artistic and honest style that delicately balances personal suffering with the larger ethical and moral questions posed by voluntary euthanasia. This is a brave and confronting attempt to bring a subject rarely discussed in Australia back into the public arena.” ( extract courtesy of Sydney Film Festival 2014)