Full short movie now available to view on ‘films’ page
A Beg, Steal & Borrow Production
with thanks to
Elliot Cowan – ’Da Vinci’s Demons’
as Alexander Croxford – The Writer
Andrew Lee Potts – ’Primeval’
as Neville / James / Sam – The Protagonist
Amy Beth Hayes – ‘Mr Selfridges’
as Amanda Robson – The Superintendent
Tanroh Ishida – ‘The Railway Man’
as Toshi – The Kendo Sensei
Haruka Abe – ’47 Ronin’
as Riyoko – The Hostess
Director of Photography
Miles Bould & Mike Westergaard
Producer, Writer & Director
16:9 colour – Arri Alexa Raw HD – 15mins
We all know questionable characters.
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.
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.