"Fast Eddy’s Old News" 2015

Fast Eddy’s Old News

What happens to the news that didn’t become news? Documentary about aging, price of death and power of the camera.

A freelance cameraman who earned his nickname Fast Eddy by often arriving at the scene of accident before the police and TV crime reporters. A lot of his material was used on the TV by CBC. The rest – hundreds of hours’ worth of tape that he didn’t manage to sell – is piled up in the rooms and the cellar at Eddy’s penthouse in downtown Toronto.

Can you sell old news?  What does old Ed remember and what do his old film reels say about himself? When do one’s own preparations for death come to an end and when do you change into a ward, a potted plant, a piece of furniture?


Scriptwriter, Director & Cinematographer:
Marko Raat
Jaak Ollino
Producer & Sound:
Ivo Felt
Documentary / 90 min / DCP / 5.1
Domestic release date April, 2015

“Fast Eddy’s Old News” festivals:

  • Estonian Documentary Guild prize 2015
  • Estonian FIPRESCI film of the year nominee 2015
  • Fine Arts Film Festival 2017, Los Angeles, USA
"Fast Eddy’s Old News" 2015