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Fast Eddy's Old News (2015)

Original title: Fast Eddy vanad uudised

Documentary Duration 90:00

Fast Eddy's Old News

In “Fast Eddy” Director Marko Raat tells the story of Ed Vaar (1929 Estonia, Kuressaare-2015 Canada, Toronto) a freelance cinematographer, who earned his nickname ‘Fast Eddy’ by reaching the scene of events before police and CBC crime reporters. Majority of his filmed footage has aired on TV through CBC. The rest of the footage, over hundreds of thousands of film stock, that he didn’t manage to sell to news broadcasters, are piled up in Eddy’s downtown Toronto penthouse rooms and basement. Do old news have value to be sold?

Director: Marko Raat

Keywords: spouse | helping | journalism | nakedness | nudity | archivists | bohemian home | life and death | living space | life's work | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue English, Estonian
Duration 90:00


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Producer Ivo Felt
Director Marko Raat
Screenwriter Marko Raat
Cinematographer Marko Raat
Sound Designer Ivo Felt | Ranno Tislar
Editor Jaak Ollino jr

First releases

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  • at other places: 20.04.2015, Classical Radio, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 21.04.2015, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Doki Kild - Estonian Documentary Guild colleague award (Estonia), 2015, Marko Raat
  • Participation, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2015, Programme: New Estonian Documentary Films
  • Participation, East Silver Market (Jihlava, Czechia), 2015

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm