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Release: Norfolk Film Festival, 2021

Log-Line: A conflicted young man becomes an aggressor after experiencing trauma.

Synopsis: Cole, a conflicted young man, witnesses the death of his best friend. As he struggles with traumatic grief and proving his innocence on the day of the funeral, he must also come to terms with the guilt of his actions.

Background: DUELO is an emotional and piercing coming-of-age exploration of the strong emotions experienced during the grieving process after unexpectedly losing a loved one or experiencing a traumatic event at a young age. Focused on exploring the concept of grief as a bubble that bursts projecting all our emotions outwards, the film aims to depict an allegorical journey of the stages of grief, as our protagonist, Cole, attempts to pick himself up, find inner peace and acceptance of the loss through a combination of anger, pain and love.


NORFOLK FILM FESTIVAL '21 (Winner Best Social Drama)

READING FILMFEST '21 (Official Selection)


Writer/Director: Edward Heredia

Producer: Edward Heredia & Paige Fisher 

Executive Producer: Juan Garavito & Michelle Gasca

1st AD: Bram Kwantes

Cole: Ben Wheatley

Stephen: Harry Cameron

Amy: Estelle Long

Tristan: James Crawley

Clemence: Marie Cooper

Funeral Director: Andy Blithe

Joe: Leon Zedlmayer

Liv: Sara Gonzalez

Cinematographer: Ethan Cassidy

1st AC: Paige Fisher

2nd AC: Francis Pesquera

Gaffer: Dávid Bodrogi

Spark: Christos Chrysanthou

Production Designer: Georgia Pett

Art Assistant: Tiger Simmonite

Makeup Artist: Gemma Simmons

Sound Recordist: Sally Gilbert

Editor: Edward Heredia & George Cub

Sound Designer: Kelsey Rushworth

Music Composers: Tony & Fran Fisher

Music Composer: Tony & Fran Fisher

Stunts Coordinator: Andy Turner

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