Athena

12 years after her mother’s disappearance, a young woman inherits the family estate upon turning 18 and soon discovers a hidden secret that will change everything, including her.

  • Kate Sykes
    Director
  • Kate Sykes
    Writer
  • Kate Sykes
    Producer
  • Kate Sykes
    Key Cast
    "Athena Croft"
  • Kate Davies-Speak
    Key Cast
    "Lara Croft"
  • Ben Park
    Key Cast
    "Operative"
  • Terry Sykes
    Key Cast
    "Winston"
  • Jason Rhodes
    Key Cast
    "Voice of Judas Iscariot"
  • Stephen Quinn
    Key Cast
    "Voice on Phone"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 5SE, iPhone XR, Nikon D90
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Kate Sykes

Kate is a writer, filmmaker, actress and model who wrote, directed and starred in her first short film "Athena" which was released on Valentine's Day 2019.
She has created the original web series "The Last Heir" which is currently in the pipeline and has acted in "The Kindness of Strangers" (2010), "Dawn of the Dead: Redux" (2013) and episode 9 of the web series "Horizon" (series 2 2018).

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Director Statement

I believe there should be more diverse and relatable heroes for everyone and I hope "Athena" can help change perceptions of disabled people on and off screen.