Tom Walker 'Heartland' by Ollie Wolf

Tom Walker 'Heartland' by Ollie Wolf
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Ollie Wolf has created a beautifully-crafted short film for British singer-songwriter Tom Walker, exploring themes rippling through British society that have arguably been brought into sharper focus by Brexit.

Nathan Wright plays the man who, despite his own tough times, helps a desperate stranger - a East European woman escaping from slavery (played by Daniela Spataru). Their subsequent road trip touches on a darkness in England's heartland, made palpably real by some excellent performances and direction, and great photography by Nick Morris.

Ultimately Wolf delivers a sense of hope in the connection that develops between this unlikely couple, thrown together by fate and conscience. But it's certainly a grimly recognisable portrait of England now.
 

From the director

OLLIE WOLF:

“I’m not sure people realise that modern slavery exists in this country and although loosely implied, it was something I wanted to explore and shine a light on with this film.

"That, twinned with the concept of patriotism having a shelf life fascinated me. What would make the most British of British men lose respect and admiration for the country they were born in? This was my starting point for Heartland and the road trip of this unlikely couple grew organically from there.”

• FreedomUnited are a charity that are helping to end modern slavery: donate here 

Credits

Director
Ollie Wolf
Producer
Ben Swift at Beautiful Productions
Production Company
CaviarCaviar website
Executive Producer
Katie Dolan
1st AD
Mike Hogan
Director of Photography
Nick Morris
Make-up
Sarah Haines
Make-up Assistant
Janine Gregson
Wardrobe
Jade Kewley
Post production company
UNIT
Colourist
Nick Dalby
VFX
Rich Greenwood
Sound
Jamie Thomas
Editor
Leila Sarraf
Editing company
Trim EditingTrim Editing website
Commissioner
Lisa Foo
Commissioner
Hannah Colson
Label
Relentless Records
Cast
Nathan Wright
Cast
Daniela Spataru
Wardrobe Assistants
Eleanor Doyle, Daniel Malcom

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