The Waiting Room is a short film based on a novel by F.G Cottam, produced and directed by Robert Perkins.
A railway platform Kent, 1916. A winter's night. A train pulls into the platform. A solitary woman steps off the train, an Edwardian nurse. Her face is distraught, her eyes are haunted. She walks towards the one building on the platform, she reaches for the handle past the painted sign The Waiting Room. She opens the door and enters The Waiting Room closing the door behind her. A single gun shot is heard, a screech of brakes, a scream of terror. The same platform ninety four years later, November 2010. Julian Creed late thirties a tough, burly, retired soldier has been employed to investigate some strange happenings at The Waiting Room. He enters and begins a night he will never forget. A film about the horror of lost love.
The Waiting Room was nominated for the Best Short Film at the New York City International Film Festival.
The Swanage Blues Festival, Directed and Produced by Robert.
A couple of little films direcetd by Robert at the BBC Academy.
Robert's first film "Close Encounter" on which he was the Producer and Writer... and he had his haircut!
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Almeria International Short Film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, Anchorage International Film Festival, Chichester International Film Festival, Hertfordshire Film Festival
3rd Place, Best Short Film, International Short Film Contest, Warner Lot, Hollywood, USA