Uriel – After Hiroshima
© Phil Cosker 2016
This feature film explores the struggle between good and evil.
On August 6th 1945 the Archangel Uriel witnesses the devastation and horror as the first atomic bomb is dropped on the innocent people of Hiroshima. Uriel is moved to tears and in that moment, because archangels aren’t allowed human feelings, he falls from God’s grace and out of God’s love. His sorrow turns to rage.
For an angel time is immaterial. In the present he’s intent on vengeance against the remaining old men who made the first atomic bomb.
Can his anger be redeemed by the love of a woman? Will God set him free from his immortal pain? Will he win his battle against the archangel Raguel? Will justice be done?
This could be described as where magic realism meets the political thriller.
This film is in the process of being optioned – or – it’s in development hell.
Her Own Woman
© Phil Cosker 2018
‘Her Own Woman’ is a modern epic celebrating a woman’s extraordinary journey to freedom, maturity and redemption.
This feature film focuses on May’s life between 1957 and 1967, from the age of 14 to 24. The canvas: the rural idyll of Lincolnshire that’s not quite what it seems, to the east end of London, and her dashed hopes of a better life in California bringing up two children under the hostility of her Italian husband’s family’s hatred and ultimate salvation, back in England where she builds a new life and becomes a renowned feminist journalist.
May’s journey from past to present, from childhood to maturity, from poverty and abuse to freedom is a journey unlike any other. And all the while all she wanted was to love and be loved in return. There were prices to be paid. But she wins against the odds and becomes her own woman.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” F Scott Fitzgerald – ‘The Great Gatsby’. The book that becomes May’s bible in her years of oppression.
But freedom comes at a price – it’s often guilt. Choosing means making hard decisions.
Watch this space!