Alt Angle Film’s thriller short The Martyr is set to screen at a number of UK film events in the first half of 2015 including the Chorlton Arts Festival and Didsbury Arts Festival in Greater Manchester.
This follows on from its premiere screening in March and recent screenings at Kino Shorts in Manchester and Comfy Shorts in Melbourne, Australia.
The Martyr is a 10 min thriller focusing on British Intelligence Agent Laura Kent and the inquiry that follows a major terrorism incident in the UK. It touches on a number of contemporary issues including Islamophobia, public fear of terrorism, and the role of the media and politicians in the war on terror.
The short features an array of North West talent both in front and behind the camera including cast Mia Vore (Portal), Nick Pearse (The Shot), Mark Hill (Peaky Blinders); and crew Adam Sheldon/Neil Bruce (DOPs), Noise Four Studios & Joe Allman (sound). The original music score was composed and performed by renowned clarinettist Arun Ghosh.
Writer and Director Darren Langlands says “The Martyr is a very personal story about two characters (who seem poles apart) and how they respond to fear and violence. Do they choose to perpetuate that cycle of fear or can they find the courage to step outside of it?”
The Martyr will screen at the following events:
Chorlton Arts Festival, Short Film Drama Evening, 18 May, 7:30pm
Manana Film Festival, 22 May, 7pm
KinoCafe Short Film event at Oswestry’s Kinokulture Independent Cinema, May 27, 8pm (followed by Q&A)
IndieFlicks International Short Film Night, 03 June, 7pm
Didsbury Arts Festival, Short Film Event, 28 June, 7:30pm (followed by Q&A)
For more information on the film visit facebook.com/themartyrshortfilm.