Special People (2008) Dir. Justin Edgar

104 films are a film production company set up by Director Justin Edgar and Producer Alex Usborne in 2004 to make original feature films for a global audience and create a paradigm shift in the representation of disabled and disadvantaged talent in front of and behind the camera.

Justin Edgar

Justin Edgar made a series of award winning shorts using the architecture and character of Birmingham which led to his first feature Large for Film Four in 2001 aged just 28. The film sold internationally to over 20 territories and sold 30,000 DVDs.

His second feature film Special People premiered at the Edinburgh film festival in 2007 competing for the Michael Powell award and coming second in the audience award. The film went on to win audience awards at the Moscow, Calgary and Berlin Britspotting Film Festivals. It was critically acclaimed and the Guardian hailed it as a “Milestone in mainstream cinema” for its use of disabled cast. Writing in the Evening Standard, Derek Malcolm described the film as “An excellent piece of filmmaking”.


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