I wish my son alive again…

Recompense had a limited international release – opening at the BFI in London, with distribution by Virgin Shorts. It was an official selection for the New York Independent Film Festival, Underwire Festival, Carmel International Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival.

1917. Lancashire, England. Benson and his wife, Nora, are grieving the loss of their son, Alec. As the couple reconciles his death, it is revealed that nothing comes without consequence. Shot on 35mm, Recompense is based on the short story The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs.

New York Independent Film Festival Awards
Best Directorial Debut (Short) for Caroline Bridges and Stephen Laughton. (Win)
Best Actor in a Short Film – James Bradshaw. (Win)
Best Actress in a Short Film – Linda Jean Barry. (Win)


Full Cast & Crew

Directed by Caroline Bridges and Stephen Laughton
Written by Adam Howe

Nora – Linda-Jean Barry
Cedric – James Bradshaw
Maudsley – Sean Brosnan
Benson – Eric Carte
Alec – Tom Whitelock

Producer – Oliver Crawford
Music – Graham Hadfield
Cinematography – Caroline Bridges
Film Editing  –  Gideon Gold
Sound Recordist – Caroline Singh
Production Design – Alexandra Schaller
Special Makeup Effects Artist – Maria Aburn
Special Effects – Cat Harris