Sarah Ann

Pim Zwier Short film - 2008 - 10 min.

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Using black-and-white images and historical newspaper articles, the filmmaker unfolds the legendary story of a 22-year-old woman who jumped from a very tall bridge in 1885 and survived.

On 8 May 1885, a 22-year-old woman jumped from the very tall Clifton Suspension Bridge near Brighton. Her suicide attempt failed because the wind got a hold of her clothes and she landed in the relatively soft mud beside the water. She promptly became a living legend. The filmmaker unfolds this story with the help of historical newspaper articles that are read out, thus accompanying black-and-white images of the bridge in question.


Director(s) Pim Zwier
Script Pim Zwier
Producer(s) Pim Zwier
Production Company
Fictieve Vrijheid
Director of Photography
Ben Rivers
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Sarah Moody
Production Country