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When Henry, a British soldier runs away from the battlefield, he finds an injured German soldier begging for mercy. He must decide to kill him or help him, unaware of the major consequences these actions will have in the future.

  • Antonio Sequeira
    My Clown, Ice Tulips, The Queue, A Broken Muse
  • Antonio Sequeira
    My Clown, Ice Tulips, The Queue, A Broken Muse
  • Antonio Sequeira
    Ice Tulips, Stay Still, Misplaced, The Vacation House
  • Iacopo Calabrese
    My Father, The Truth
  • Peter Alberti
    Key Cast
    The Force Awakens, Sherlock, Doctor Strange, Kingsman
  • Adam Benwell
    Key Cast
    Midsomer Murders, A Young Doctor's Notebook, Mr. Selfridge
  • Eng Teck Ng
    Director of Photography
    Barely Naked, Certified Dead
  • Joshua Pacey
  • Rosie Alice Harrison
    Costume Designer
    Game Over, The Third Degree
  • Josie Connell
    Hair & Make-up Artist
    My Clown, Enchanted, Othello Noir, Mother's Day
  • Taylor Papworth
    Production Sound Recordist
    Ice Tulips, Strings & Mortar, Blood and Bones, Showtime
  • Tiago Cardoso
    Sound Design & Mixing
    Regionrat, Crossroads, A instalação do medo, Vacation House
  • Dinis Henriques
    Sound Design & Mixing
    Do Something Jake, O Pátio das Cantigas, A instalaçao do medo, Mau Mau Maria
  • Luke Howe
    Camera Operator
    Pinpal, Hard Lines, Ocean's 8
  • Justin Morse
    Camera Assistant
    Drained, 10 Things You don't know about, Tiny House Nation
  • Chelsey D'adesky
    Assistant Director
    Reflective Therapy, Benchwarmer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Historical, Drama
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    400 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London Film School
  • UK Offline Film Fest
    United Kingdom
    December 8, 2017
    Best Student Film & Best Cinematography
  • Cin'Euphoria National Awards

    Best Director (Short Film) & Best Costume Design
  • Caminhos Film Festival
    November 30, 2017
    Portuguese Premiere
    Best International Essay
Distribution Information
  • The London Film School
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Antonio Sequeira

Born in 1995, Azores, Portugal, Antonio has been producing and directing short films since the early age of 8, when he fell in love with storytelling. Growing up in Portugal, where the world of filmmaking was difficult to come by, really accentuated his desire in wanting to experience first-hand what it was like. In 2012, he attended a 3-week summer workshop in Los Angeles at the New York Film Academy and in 2013 he wrote and directed his first feature film “The Vacation House”, which was screened to a sell out premiere crowd and was later distributed to a National TV Channel. With over 20 shorts films made, Antonio continues to keep wanting to make more, being currently developing a feature length fantasy-based screenplay that he intends to make in the near future. Antonio has been heavily influenced by science-fiction, fantasy and mystery. Early works of Steven Spielberg are his favourite and the Portuguese director tries to capture the magic and mystique that he remembers from watching these films during his childhood in his films. Recently, after producing and directing multiple projects, a few of which have been selected for a few film festivals, including the BFI Future Film Festival, Top Shorts and KODAK Film Festival, he received a scholarship to study a Masters in London Film School, where he intends to keep making films and developing his skills as a director.

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Director Statement

The moment I read about the true story of Henry Tandey, I knew I had to turn it into a film. It’s such an incredible story that sounds so fabricated, yet it really happened and no one knows about it. It was my duty to make a film about it. The fact that Henry could have killed such a tyrannical person and thus perhaps even saving the innocent lives of many people, was astonishing, especially as he was made aware of this and had to live with himself, knowing full well the consequences of his kind actions. I craved to tell the world this true story and make them question whether he did the right thing.
With such an extraordinary story, I wanted to do something subtle and realistic, being inspired by the gritty style of “Come and See”, “Inglorious Basterds”, “The Thin Red Line” and “Saving Private Ryan” and the lighting of noir films like “The Third Man” and “Chinatown”.