San Francisco is one of the great landmarks of the world, known not only for its beauty and stunning location, but also as the world's popular place to commit suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge. This film is a surrealistic interplay between post-card charm and dark menace. It is a personal, original view - sometimes tragic, sometimes ironic - of the jumpers and would -be jumpers, their families and other people whose lives are affected by their actions. As with any human story, there are many moments of black comedy in this glimpse of the dark side of the American dream.
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- Daniel Biro
- AMP Polska, Carlton International UK, MBC
Edward Porembny was born in Poland and started his career in Paris, France, where he obtained a degree in Film and Art before crafting a successful career directing documentaries - winning several awards in the process - for leading French broadcasters including Canal +, France 2, France 3 and TF1. With ‘Space Traveller’, a film about astronauts that won the top award of the 1992 International Film Festival in Lectoure, France, he directed his first co-production, a collaboration between Canal +, La 5, and CNN. His experience then allowed him to venture into the world of commercial advertising, shooting commercials around the world for a selection of agencies and clients including D’Arcy, Leo Burnett, Philip Morris, P&G and PDDB. Edward founded his production company AMP Polska and within a year completed his first feature, the UK/Polish co-production ‘Inheritance’. Edward took part in Strategic Marketing Workshop in Luxemburg, 2006, in the EAVE workshop 2007, and in the Moonstone Film Lab 2007, as well in Prime Packaging workshop in 2008.