As an actor, the first thing that struck me was that it's a great story. It doesn't sentimentalise the situation.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death and independent production company Sine Wave Media is raising funds to commemorate Owen’s life with a feature film.
Wilfred Owen returns to the Somme against the advice of his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, determined to follow his subject 'The Pity of War' to the very end.
Richard Weston’s ‘The Burying Party’ featuring Matthew Staite tells the fascinating story of the Wilfred Owen’s final year on earth, 100 years after his tragic death in World War One.
Director Richard Weston and Writer Laurence Thompson’s remarkable film follows the oneiric journey of the greatest war poet, beginning at his internment at Craiglockhart Hospital leading to the landmark literary meeting with Siegfried Sassoon, to the devastating Battle Of The Sambre.
This tremendous tale features the powerhouse on-screen debut of Matthew Staite, Sid Phoenix (Florence Foster Jenkins) as Siegfried Sassoon, Joyce Branagh (Othello) as Susan Owen and Benjamin Longthorne (The Young) as Corporal Thompson.
This true story tells of a milestone in world literature, of forbidden love and ultimate sacrifice, featuring timeless figures such as Robert Graves, Robbie Ross and Charles Scott Moncrieff.
With stunning cinematography from DOP Meurig Marshall, a captivating and defiant score from the award-winning Matthew Dwivedi and a tremendous ensemble cast, ‘The Burying Party’ pays special tribute to one of the most poignant figures of the 20th Century.