In 1999, Eddie Steele Rosen – son, brother, friend and very much his own true self – died. He caught meningitis. He was 18 years old. It was a shock to all who knew and loved him and now, nearly 25 years later, he’s very much remembered and loved. We think of him every day, we remember his jokes, we remember his hopes. Sometimes it’s hard to cope with him not being there. We imagine him seeing all the things we’ve been doing.

This is a film by one of us: Eddie’s dad, Michael.

This film has been supported by Apples and Snakes as part of our 40th anniversary. Apples and Snakes has been lucky to work with Michael Rosen since the 1980’s and are delighted to support the making of this film, an emotional exploration of Michael’s experience of the death of his much-loved son Eddie, and example of the poets’ unique ability to capture and comment on the world around us.

Written and Performed by Michael Rosen
Cinematography and Editing: Matthew Dove
Producer: Lisa Mead (Apples and Snakes)
Camera Assistant: Emile Rosen