Dear Rosie

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Dear Rosie
Directed byPeter Cattaneo
Produced byStewart Richards
Barnaby Thompson
Nicky Kentish Barnes
Written byPeter Morgan
Mark Wadlow
StarringFiona Victory
CinematographyClive Tickner (DoP)
Edited byGuy Bensley
Distributed byFilmFour International
Running time
11 minutes [1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Dear Rosie (1990) is a 1990 British short subject directed by Peter Cattaneo from a script by Peter Morgan and Mark Wadlow. [2] The plot follows Rosie, played by Fiona Victory, an unsuccessful novelist who begins receiving letters from overweight people after her agent publishes her diet tips.

Cattaneo directed the short while he was a student at the Royal College of Art.[3] The 11-minute film premiered at the 1990 London Film Festival.[4] The following year, it was presented at the New York Film Festival.[5]

The short was nominated in the Best Short Film category at the 44th British Academy Film Awards,[6] and the Short Film (Live Action) category at the 63rd Academy Awards.[7]


  1. ^ MUBI
  2. ^ Letterboxd
  3. ^ Bould, Mark (2001). "Peter Cattaneo" in Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson: Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide. Wallflower Press: p. 52. ISBN 1-903364-21-3.
  4. ^ "Dear Rosie". British Film Institute. Retrieved on 29 November 2008.
  5. ^ Holden, Steven (15 March 1991). "Life Without the Gloss In New Directors Series". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved on 29 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Film Nominations, 1990". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved on 29 November 2008.
  7. ^ "1990 (63rd) Short Film (Live Action) Archived 9 June 2014 at Archive-It". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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