In attendance were writer and director Bradley Charlton, lead actors Melanie Revill and Charlotte Reidie as well as cinematographer Oliver Rigby, composer William Cunningham and production designer Dan Evans.
Nearly 100 people gathered in the Ultimate Picture Palace for the screening. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, reflecting the opinions of people who have rated the film. Bobby LePire of Film Threat commented on the quality of the two lead performances, writing when “Reidie and Revill are on screen together, the movie really comes alive”.
Jason Knight of UK Film Review echoed this writing “The atmosphere is downbeat and the dramatic reveals, confrontations and powerful performances make this film an admirable achievement”
Writer and director Bradley Charlton said of the event “it’s been a long road so far, almost two years, but we’re thrilled to be able to come together to watch the film on the big screen and hope that ‘with its release, the film will find as wide an audience as possible”
Fading Petals sees a young woman (Charlotte Reidie) appear to a sick elderly woman (Melanie Revill) in order to help her. After a hostile first meeting and despite their reluctance, the two slowly open up to each other and form an unexpected bond. However, their affinity is short-lived when harsh words are spoken and buried memories resurface. Things then spiral out of control as the older woman struggles to come to terms with the younger woman’s absence.
Fading Petals is now available to rent on Apple TV in the US and UK.