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David Knight - 22nd Jan 2018

Jorja Smith plays a contract killer who faces a moral dilemma when she's hired to kill the man she loves, in Hector Dockrill's dark tale for our times.

Filmed in Kiev's historic October Palace - in 2013-2014 it was occupied by protestors in the Euromaidan conflict and served as a makeshift hospital - the setting helps to create a sense of Bond-style intrigue and danger, while the apparent amorality chimes with grim events chronicled in TV shows like McMafia.

And if you're a little uncertain of the fate of the innocent victim, Stormzy's cameo appearance at the end seems to answer that question. It's certainly not a case of romantic 'happy-ever-afters'.

Credits

DirectorHector Dockrill
ProducerMaurizio Von Trapp
Production CompanyPulse Films
Director of PhotographyChrystel Fournier
EditorEdward Cooper
Editing companyAssembly Rooms
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
SoundFred Pearson
Service CompanyRadioaktive Film

David Knight - 22nd Jan 2018

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