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Coronet Inside Out: Max Key


We are delighted to present a short film from director Max Key, whose production of The Glass Piano appeared on our stage in 2019.

Max Key has made the transition from theatre to film with his short film Preservation, which was presented at Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival and for the jury selection panel at BAFTA for Best Short Film.

Preservation, starring Saskia Reeves, is originally a scene from the play Cet Enfant (This Child) by French playwright Joël Pommerat.

Thanks to Joël Pommerat and Anne de Amézaga/Compagnie Louis Brouillard.


Short Film
(Running time: 10 mins)

Synopsis: A mother and her neighbour are asked to identify a corpse in a morgue…


Elizabeth: Saskia Reeves
Alice: Wendy Nottingham
Policeman: Peter Pacey

Director: Max Key
Writer: Joël Pommerat
English Adaptation: Nigel Gearing

Producers: Max Key & Amy Miller
Production Coordinator: Amy Miller
Cinematography: Ben Ridell & John Lee
Editor: Lucy Donaldson
Music, Sound Design & Mix: Ross Power
Production Designer: Jenni Roddy
Sound Recordist: Victoria Franzan
Boom Operator: Lee McBride
Storyboard Artist: Niclaus Van Kamp
Runner: Keiko Sumida

Camera, Lighting & Sound Supplies: Four Corners East London; Fava
Special Thanks: Lawrence Moody; John Retallack at Company of Angels


Click here to see the other work available to watch for free on Coronet Inside Out.


Max Key

Max Key has been nominated for an Olivier Award for It Is Easy To Be Dead, which received a 5-star review from Michael Billington in the Guardian and an Off-West End Award for Best Direction for The Glass Piano at The Coronet Theatre.