The Protagonist – short film 2014

Full short movie now available to view on ‘films’ page

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A Beg, Steal & Borrow Production

with thanks to

Xandy Productions

 

Starring:

 

Elliot Cowan – ’Da Vinci’s Demons’

Elliot

as Alexander Croxford – The Writer

 

Andrew Lee Potts –  ’Primeval’

Pottsy

as Neville / James / Sam – The Protagonist

 

Amy Beth Hayes – ‘Mr Selfridges’

Amy

as Amanda Robson – The Superintendent

 

Tanroh Ishida – ‘The Railway Man’

Tanroh

as Toshi – The Kendo Sensei

 

Haruka Abe – ’47 Ronin’

Haruka

as Riyoko – The Hostess

 

Behind camera:

 

Makeup Designer

 Jacqueline Fowler

 

Costume designer

Kitty Bennett

 

Director of Photography

Luca Ciuti

 

Editor                                                  

Pinky Robinson

 

Music

Miles Bould & Mike Westergaard

 

Production Designer

Belle Mundi

 

Sound Recordist

Mark Andrews

 

Executive Producer                          

Dev Dadral

 

Associate Producer                          

Romanna Dadral

 

Producer, Writer & Director

Xandy Sahla

 

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Genre:

Psychological thriller.

Format:

16:9 colour – Arri Alexa Raw HD – 15mins

Logline:   

We all know questionable characters.

Plot:         

A failed writer strung out on drink and drugs fantasises about the perfect hara-kiri style suicide. Whilst burning his scripts in the garden he is interrupted by a mysterious, shady visitor with dubious intent.

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Writer’s / Director’s notes:

This film is a deeply personal exploration as the character of Alex the writer could be said to be the ‘me’ of now and Neville the protagonist the ‘me’ of my early twenties. I believe this subtle layer to the script gives this short film added depth.

By securing an exceptional cast, crew and professional feature film equipment we have been able to make The Protagonist an outstanding film of the highest quality possible. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who gave so generously of their time, talent and passion into the production of this film.

A special thanks has to go to the outstanding cast especially our two lead actors Elliot Cowan and Andrew Lee Potts who both bared their souls for our lens. Everyone around the monitor during filming was completely and utterly blown away by these remarkably intense performances.

 

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