New Year's Eve (2002 film)

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New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve Film Poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Col Spector
Produced by Col Spector
Radha Chakraborty
Written by Col Spector
Starring Stephen Mangan
Keira Knightley
Philip Herbert
Cinematography Janet Tovey
Edited by Cliff West
Release date
  • 18 November 2002 (2002-11-18) (UK)
Running time
16 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

New Year's Eve is a 2002 British short romance independent film. The film was written and directed by Col Spector.[1][2] New Year's Eve was later included in the 2005 compilation film Stories of Lost Souls.[3]


A young woman brings out the worst in a group of friends on New Year's Eve.



The film received mixed reviews. Angus Wolfe Murray of Eye For Film gave 4 and half out of 5 stars and said "The production values of Colin Spector's film are terrific, matched by his acerbic script and pin-sharp performances, the problem, if indeed it is a problem, remains the party itself. Sane men would certify themselves rather than stay another minute."[4]


Year Award Category Recipient Result
2003 Kinofilm Manchester Short Film Festival Best British short Col Spector Won[5][6]


The characters of David, Matt, Michael and Paul also appeared in Spector's debut feature film Someone Else, Stephen Mangan portrayed David in both films while different actors played Matt, Michael and Paul.[7][8]


  1. ^ "New Year's Eve Shorts International". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Col Spector". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stories Of Lost Souls". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Year's Eve". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Filmmakers Directory". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Interview: Stephen Mangan". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Someone Else". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

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