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Pylon is a thriller based around modern British political events.
It opens during a bank crash as banker robber John McBishop is joined in prison by the convicted banker Ravi.
Over the next 5 years they argue about the nature of terrorism as Ravi plots to bring down the state by destroying the power networks at the start of the 2018 Armistice Celebrations
Standing against them is Matilda Wright an ex police woman who had previously arrested John.
Matty is now in charge of Britain's power security.
Matty can see a plot emerging but is hampered by the fact that her husband has been killed in a shooting rampage 3 years previously.
As the start of the Armistice counts down will she be able to stop the terrorists.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Brian Smith
    Key Cast
  • Jane Slavin
    Key Cast
  • Ronny jhutti
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Jonathan Smith

I've been a creative and experienced Director of Photography.
Recent documentary work includes 'SAS Who Dares Wins ' series2 for CH4 and 'Vanished' Discovery.
In March 2017 I finished shooting my fifth feature film 'Burning Men'.
Award winning TV work includes: Peep Show ( BAFTA and Golden Rose awards for Best Sitcom), The Fixer (RTS Best Drama) and Derren Brown ‘Trick of the Mind’ (Two BAFTA’s and the Golden Rose Award for Best Entertainment Show).
I was also Director of Photography on the critically acclaimed feature films ‘Blood Moon’, the election drama ‘Sus’ and the Sundance selected ‘Bollywood Queen’.

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Director Statement

This is my first feature film.
I’ve been a Director of Photography for the past 20 years and have shot 5 feature films and British TV including the comedy ‘Peepshow’ .
Pylon is the first time I’ve picked up a pen, written a script and set out on the road on this 5 year journey to produce a film.