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Saturday, October 8 • 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Under the Radar: The Mike Edmonds Story

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D: Simon J Frith | UK | 58 min | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Since his first break in Ken Loach's Black Jack (1979), Mike Edmonds has stolen scenes in some of cinema's biggest movies (Return of the Jedi, Harry Potter, Time Bandits) and has worked extensively in theatre, TV and radio. A true “actor's actor” who is also a huge hit with fans, he has met the challenges imposed by achondroplasia (or dwarfism) with his immense talent and a true dedication to the craft. This fascinating and warm-hearted documentary follows Mike from his early life in rural Essex, U.K. (and his dreams of joining the circus) to a life-changing decision to answer an advert for “midgets” in the British show business publication, The Stage. What followed has been a truly remarkable career.

Producer Grant Philpott and Special Guest Mike Edmonds in attendance



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Grant Philpott

Grant Philpott is a BAFTA-winning TV Producer, Director, Artist, Book Illustrator and Animator.
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Mike Edmonds

Festival Special Guest
Mike Edmonds grew up in rural Essex, UK. Despite suffering from achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, he led what might be described as a typical post-war British childhood, dominated by comic books, schoolyard pranks, economic austerity and an obsession with cinema. After several... Read More →



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