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Son of Perdition

Norman Clifford (Steven Hartley) is a terminally ill man who makes a deal for eternal life. In order to seal the fiendish pact he must in turn take the life of another, but things don't go exactly as planned...

  • Matthew Harrison
  • Matthew Harrison
  • Steven Hartley
    Key Cast
    The Walker
  • Jayne Wisener
    Key Cast
    Sweeney Todd, Jane Eyre
  • Alex Macqueen
    Key Cast
    Youth, Thick of It, The Inbetweeners
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Making Waves
    United Kingdom
    September 19, 2016
    Awarded - Best Film
  • Hackeny Attic
    United Kingdom
    October 31, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Screentest: The National Student Film Festival
    Nominated - Best Cinematography / Best Production Design
Director Biography - Matthew Harrison

Born on the South-Coast of England in Portsmouth on 20th February 1988, Matthew Harrison became involved in the Arts and Entertainment industry from very early on in life.

At an early age he began training in acting at numerous Drama schools on the South-Coast. His passion for the performing arts continued throughout school and college.

Once at University, Matthew decided to move behind the camera and took his passion of filmmaking further and enrolled on a BA course in Television and Film Production, taking on a directorial role, alongside writing.

As a writer/director, Matthew has helmed a number of short films, documentaries and more.

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Director Statement

Set in a small American town, caught in some sort of Bermuda Triangle time-warp, Son of Perdition is a tribute to horror anthology series such as The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. It's the kind of story that leaves a bad taste in the mouth and leaves you questioning your own morality and the lengths you'd go to ensure your existence.

Perdition was shot on location on the South-Coast of England and so we went to great lengths to ensure that the authenticity of the 50s 'style' American backdrop was second-to-none. I believe we were successful in telling an American story, shot in England and that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference unless they had prior knowledge.

A truly British cast, in some unforgettable roles aid the integrity of the setting. Jayne, Alex and Steven were an absolute pleasure to work with and they embraced the story wholeheartedly from the get-go. I couldn't of found anyone better.