Films

Ministry of Guilt (2015)

Written and produced by Matthew Bartlett.  Directed by Detsky Graffam. Produced in association with K17 Films.

The Ministry of Guilt is coming. Confess before it is too late.

This darkly humorous short thriller is set against the nightmarish scenario of 24/7 surveillance, privacy invasion and those dark thoughts that keep us awake at night. Sam Smith is woken by the late-night delivery of threatening notes through his letterbox. Each note more disturbing than the last. What did you do, Sam? The clock is ticking.

Starring Alex Beckett (W1A, Twenty Twelve, Youth) as Sam, the film explores an increasingly paranoid fear; are we really being watched? Or is it all in our mind?

The Ministry of Guilt. Coming soon.

Film Festival News

Ministry of Guilt festival news so far:

Leiden International Short Film Experience: Official Selection in competition May 2017

UK Screen One International Film Festival, Leicester: Official Selection in competition March 2017 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Birmingham Film Festival: Official Selection in competition November 2016 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Winchester Short Film Festival: Official Selection in competition November 2016 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Two Cliffs Film Festival: Official Selection in competition October 2016 (Finalist)

Portsmouth International Film Festival: Winner Best Production Design September 2016

Rome International Film Festival, USA: Official Selection in competition September 2016 (Finalist Best Foreign Short)

Isle of Man Film Festival: Winner Audience Award September 2016

The Smalls Film Festival: Official Selection in competition September 2016 (Nominated Best Comedy Short)

New Renaissance Film Festival: Winner Best Narrative UK Short August 2016

DAMN! Film Series: Winner Best DAMN Actor Award (Alex Beckett) July 2016

Colossus Film Festival: Official Selection in competition June 2016 (Nominated Best Short Film)

Anon Film Festival: Winner Best UK Short Film June 2016

Unrestricted View Film Festival: Winner Best Short Film and Winner Best Cinematography May 2016

DAMN! Film Series: Official Selection in competition April 2016

IndieFlicks: Official Selection in competition Runner-Up April 2016

DC Independent Film Festival: Winner Best Narrative Short Film March 2016

Crystal Palace International Film Festival: Official Selection in competition November 2015

Hi-Lo Joe (2015)

Written and directed by James Kermack.

Hi-Lo Joe

‘Black Swan meets 500 Days of Summer’

James Kermack’s first feature film Hi-Lo Joe is finished and ready for screenings.  The shoot went incredibly well and the film is now in the can!  James wrote the film and directed a very talented cast, including: Matthew Stathers, Lizzie Phillips, Gethin Anthony, Amy Bailey, to name but a few.  Huge thanks to all those who have supported the film this far. Be sure to watch out for more news about Hi-Lo Joe later in 2016!

As always, James is a busy man in 2016, with a multitude of writing and directing projects in the pipeline.  More Hi-Lo news, a brand new feature film and a number of exciting projects coming up – watch this Kermack shaped space for more news!

 

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