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Dying Light

1940. A German plane is shot down near a sleepy rural village. Two young boys go off in search of the wreckage, and find the pilot. What follows is a coming of age experience the boys will never forget.

  • Luke Andrews
    Save our Male Voice Choirs, The Turning, Edna's Bench, Vive la France
  • Luke Andrews
    The Turning, Vive la France
  • Daniel J. Harris
    Save our Male Voice Choirs, Made in Wales: Pwyll, Made in Wales: Hiraeth
  • Jill James
  • Ben Huish
    Key Cast
    The Bat Faced Boy, The Woman in Black 2
  • Brochan Evans
    Key Cast
  • Stacey Daly
    Key Cast
    A Welshman's Guide to Breaking Up, Made in Wales: Family Picnic, The Indian Doctor
  • Jill James
    Key Cast
  • Klemens Koehring
    Key Cast
    Margery Booth: The Spy in the Eagle's Nest, Brothers of the War,
  • Keefa Chan
    Director of Photography
    It's My Shout: Short Films from Wales, Ill Manors, The Lighthouse, Mr Calzaghe, The Machine, Fog of Sex,
  • Luke Andrews
    Save our Male Voice Choirs, The Turning, Edna's Bench, Vive la France
  • Mark Bankhead
    Online Editor
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Inception, Posh Pawn, Have I Got News for You, The Eagle, Never Let Me Go, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  • Ian Palmer
    Sound Post-Production
    Made in Wales 2015, Allies
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, War
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Chapter Moviemaker
    United Kingdom
    January 2, 2017
  • CineMe Bristol
    United Kingdom
    January 25, 2017
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival - Official Selection
    United Kingdom
    May 8, 2017
  • Cardiff Independent Film Festival - Official Selection
    United Kingdom
    May 5, 2017
  • Five Lamps Films
    United Kingdom
    March 28, 2017
  • Cardiff International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 27, 2017
    Best Welsh Short Film Nominee
Director Biography - Luke Andrews

Luke Andrews is a BBC broadcast credited, BAFTA-Cymru nominated director, writer and video editor, with ten years freelance experience.

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Director Statement

I don't like my ideas and screenplays to be restricted by lower budgets, and have been lucky enough to surround myself with a team of resourceful filmmakers who enable me to realise my big screen ambitions, pushing limited budgets to their limits in what can be achieved. With particular focus on telling the stories of small people against large social/political/historical backdrops, I write the large-scale stories that I like to see on the big screen. I like to think of my latest short film, a Focus Shift Films and Vale Production of my WW2 drama Dying Light, as my first 'little big film'. With its authentic period costumes and locations, its VFX aeroplane dogfights and its big screen cinematography, it is a low-budget statement of intent for the feature films that I would like to make in the future.