Jude Law's Son Makes Acting Debut in Experimental Short Film

Marcella S.K.
The Hollywood Reporter

LONDON –­ Avant-garde U.K. director Ben Charles Edwards' short film Dotty could signal the beginning of a fresh British acting dynasty. The film stars nine-year-old Rudy Law, son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, Jude Law's ex-wife.

Frost and Law junior star alongside one another in Edwards' take on a classic American children's fantasy. Co-written with Dominic Wells, Dotty details the story of a lonely nine-year-old child who stumbles across an old caravan whilst wondering across the Nevada desert and meets the eccentric old woman of the story's title.

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The short is due to unspool ahead of Dom Hemmingway, the British crime thriller starring Jude Law, at a screening in London on Oct. 20.

Shot on location in Nevada, the film is a true family affair, as it is produced by Frost¹s own banner Blonde to Black Pictures. She set designed the film with Emma Comley ­and Edwards, with Andrew Green as executive producer.

Edwards said filmmaking Frost "was teaching Rudy a lot whilst we were on set," describing the filmmaking process as "just charming."

"It was beautiful moments to witness, watching a mum and a son work like that," he added.

Edwards also told THR that Jude Law gave input on the film.

"So it really was a family effort, because the suggestions that Jude made to the edit hugely strengthened the project by helping with the structure of the edit -- adding shots, taking them away, Jude really got the balance right."

Frost describes the title character as fun as "I love playing characters that are very different from me where I can completely transform myself. So Dotty is a kooky eccentric old lady -- I love the way she dances." 

Dotty marks Edwards' eighth outing behind the camera. He has also collaborated with artists and talent such as Russian conceptual artist Andrey Bartenev for a photography exhibit at the Russian Museum of Modern Art, Zandra Rhodes, artist Piers Atkinson, musician and DJ Boy George and the fashion world¹s Giles Deacon at Vogue Italia.