Ben Charles Edwards is a British born film director, producer and writer. Edwards began his career working as a photographer. Upon the release of Edwards' debut feature film, The British Film Institute remarked that "Charles Edwards' has crafted distinctive, admirable work that seems to have emerged from the unseen margins of British cinema.

Ahead of the exclusive member screening of his new film 'Father of Flies' we asked Ben some questions about the film.


What is 'Father of Flies' about?

It is a haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her.


What made you want to make this film specifically?

Based on my own childhood experiences, 'Father of Flies' follows a young boy as he attempts to come to terms with the dissolution of his family. The process was a cathartic one. Besides I enjoy scaring people.


Do you have any funny anecdotes from the film making process?
I’m not sure if it’s a particularly funny anecdote, however we had to have the film set in New York exorcised by a priest as many of the night security refused to stay on set over night.


What do you love about Century and why do you want to show this film here?

… so I can hangout on the beautiful new roof top in the sun whilst you all watch the movie in the dark. Life’s full of contrasts.
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