Brass Monkeys

The UK's top crime bods are anonymously invited together for the biggest job of their lives, or so they think. However, a police detective is hard on the case and rallies an armed response unit to take the baddies down.

  • Mackenzie Thomson
    Director
  • Mackenzie Thomson
    Writer
  • Dylan Freeman
    Producer
  • Mackenzie Thomson
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Crime, Comedy, Gangster
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Mackenzie Thomson

Mackenzie Thomson grew up in Leicestershire, UK. He is 21 years of age and awaiting results for his degree at the University of Salford, Manchester, where he read Film Production BA (Hons). Currently he has written and directed three independent short films, one of which was recently selected for the Royal Television Society North West Student Awards 2020.

Mackenzie’s first interest was animation. However, after realising his passion for all forms of cinema during Secondary School, he swiftly targeted his career towards the world of film.

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Director Statement

'Brass Monkeys' was the first short film I wrote, and my directorial debut as a filmmaker. I believe I've come a long, long way since making this film but is holds a very special place in my heart. The film had a next to now budget but we had an absolute blast making it, and I'm so grateful to everyone that was involved.