GARNET'S GOLD wins the JURY AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY at DOCVILLE 2015!
GARNET'S GOLD is part of the OFFICIAL SELECTION at the AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
"This extraordinary film is a thoroughly rewarding experience."
"It has a fantastic star in Garnet Frost, a handsome, wildly talented, clever and adorable dreamer who lives with his elderly mother, Mollie, in London and dreams of finding Bonnie Prince Charlie's stash of gold in the Highlands of Scotland. Mollie, an artist and writer of children's songs, is full of vim at nearly 90, and having indulged Garnet all his life sees no reason to stop now. Off he goes on his travels, funded by his loving parent, to seek his fortune."
GARNET'S GOLD wins an "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SPECIAL MENTION: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE" from the IndieFEST Film Awards
GARNET'S GOLD wins BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at the Jozi Film Festivals 2015
"A true indie documentary gem"
GARNET'S GOLD was nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2014
GARNET'S GOLD nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM at the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
★★★★★ review from WONDERWARDS!
- "Garnet’s Gold epitomises everything that is great about the festival experience...What begins as a stranger-than-fiction adventure becomes something quite different as the film progresses, churning up questions about ageing and mortality...
Easily my favourite film at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival"
REVIEW EXTRACT: "Perkins achieves moments of sublime beauty – this is the most visually impressive documentary of the year so far...
Garnet's quest takes on a universal significance, about seizing life and what that actually means. The answer isn't, necessarily, to go hunting for gold in the highlands. The result is a film that is compassionate, honest and ultimately very moving."
NEWS: Indiewire interview with GARNET'S GOLD director Ed Perkins.
"After working on a bunch of behind-the-scene documentaries for larger, acclaimed docs such as "Project Nim" and "Searching for Sugar Man," British director Ed Perkins will debut his own project "Garnert's Gold" at this years Tribeca Film Festival."
REVIEW EXTRACT: 4.5/5 stars for GARNET'S GOLD
"Thanks to some expert structuring and camerawork from debut feature director Ed Perkins, the film that emerges explores not sensationalism but more familiar and interesting human sensations of loneliness, fear of failure and spirituality.
You're likely to come away considering your own place in the landscape of life and with a new-found appreciation of those who dare to dream."
REVIEW EXTRACT: "Stripped away to 76 gripping and, at times hilarious, minutes of narrative, Garnet’s Gold is a subtly crafted palimpsest upon which ancient Greek drama and 19th century fairy tales romp and stumble...And that’s what makes Garnet’s Gold the nugget of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival"
REVIEW EXTRACT: "Our heroes in movies, particularly documentaries, are of often ordinary people who do extraordinary things, people who rise to the occasion under dire circumstances. Garnet Frost could be seen by himself and others as an extraordinary man who has never done anything that exceeded the ordinary.
Garnet Frost...has no idea that his brush with fame will be not as an explorer, but as the subject of Ed Perkins’ fascinating, beautifully-shot documentary, Garnet’s Gold, which just played to large, enthusiastic crowds at the Tribeca Film Festival."
REVIEW EXTRACT: "Forget any usual preconceptions about a film about a treasure hunt….the haunting and gently enthrallingGarnet’s Gold is about one man and his obsession, but at heart is more about the man then the possibility of gold at the end of his particular rainbow.
A fascinating portrait of a gentle and thoughtful man…Beautifully shot and edited with an easy confidence…”