The Conan Doyle Estate has had the pleasure of assisting Peter Davidson a Film and Media Arts Student from the University of Utah. This has been almost a two year conversation, extracts of which are below and we are delighted to have been able to help Peter realise his ambition.
Peter first contacted the Estate in 2016
“My name is Peter Davidson, and I am a film student at the University of Utah in the United States of America. I would like to enquire about obtaining permission to produce an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "The Disintegration Machine" for a student short film project. I will be writing the script myself and a team of students will produce the film.”
Peter has based his short on Arthur Conan Doyle’s story "The Disintegration Machine" a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in The Strand Magazine in January 1929. The story centres on the discovery of a machine capable of disintegrating objects and reforming them as they were. This short story is a part of the "Challenger series", a collection of stories about the wealthy eccentric adventurer Professor Challenger.
Peter has recently been back in touch with us in May 2018 with great news!
“I’m writing to let you know that my student short film based on The Disintegration Machine has completed its festival run and has been posted on its portfolio page for public viewing.
Thank you again for your help in getting the rights to produce this student project. I appreciate your time and assistance!”
We are delighted that Peter has had great success with his film - scooping awards and accolades from the film festival circuit
Best Script, Best Actor, and Best Sound
University of Utah Spring Showcase, 2017
Best Sci Fi / Fantasy Film
Short & Sweet Film Festival, 2018
Made in Utah Category Nominee
Utah Film Awards, 2018
You can view the film HERE
Published: 8th May 2018