104 Films

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104 Films is a film production company founded by director Justin Edgar and producer Alex Usborne in 2004. They specialise in the representation of disabled and disadvantaged talent, both on screen and behind the camera.[1][2] The first feature film released by 104 Films was 2001's Large. They have since produced various short films. In 2007 they released the feature film Special People. The feature film We Are the Freaks premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Film Festival,[3][4][5][6] competing for the Michael Powell Award.

In September 2013 the British Film Institute unveiled a £3m annual talent support network, through which they are working with 104 Films to support emerging filmmakers with disabilities.[7]

104 Films co-produced the acclaimed feature documentary Notes on Blindness on the blind academic and theologian John M. Hull. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film and won an Emmy in November 2015.[8][9] They also produced Battlelines, a drama about deaf soldiers in WW1 which was shown at the imperial war museum film festival and won a Royal Television Society Award.[10]

Currently they are in production on Justin Edgar's fourth feature film The Marker, starring John Hannah and backed by Creative England.[11]


Film Year Director Notes Awards
Large 1997 Justin Edgar Short film
Dirty Phonecalls 1998 Justin Edgar Short film Best Short Film at Birmingham Film Festival 1998[12]
Large 2001 Justin Edgar Feature film
Round 2003 Justin Edgar Short film
Special People 2005 Justin Edgar Short film
Special People 2007 Justin Edgar Feature film
Hunger House 2008 Justin Edgar Short film
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 2010 Mat Whitecross Co-producer, 104 Films
NFA - No Fixed Abode 2012 Steve Rainbow Producers
I am Breathing 2013 Emma Davie, Morag McKinnon Associate producers; documentary film
We Are the Freaks 2013 Justin Edgar Feature film
Battle Lines[10] 2014 Julian Peedle Calloo Television drama
Notes on Blindness[9] 2016 James Middleton and Peter Spinney Feature film Emmy[8]
The Marker[11] 2017 Justin Edgar Feature film


  1. ^ "Birmingham Film Company Premiers New Movie at Prestigious Festival". July 11, 2013. Film Birmingham. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Shannon, Roger. "Birmingham Film Company Premiers New Movie at Prestigious Film Festival". July 5, 2013. Birmingham Post. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Hunter, Allan. "We Are The Freaks". June 24, 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Cooper, Sarah (2013-06-18). "Justin Edgar and Alex Usborne, 104 Films | Features | Screen". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  5. ^ Lodge, Guy. "Justin Edgar's third feature is amusing, appealingly performed and sensibly brief". July 12, 2013. Variety. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "We Are The Freaks|Film Archive". Summer, 2013. Edinburgh International Film Festival. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "BFI Talent Network". September 20, 2013. Screen Daily. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Ide, Wendy (22 January 2016). "'Notes on Blindness': Sundance Review". Screen Daily. 
  10. ^ a b "Interview with Battle Lines producer Justin Edgar". 
  11. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (7 January 2016). "Creative England, cast find 'The Marker'". Screen Daily. 
  12. ^ "Imdb Justin Edgar". 

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