Full Armour

Set c. 90AD during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian, a young Greek boy, Timothy, from Corinth has been kidnapped after his parents’ villa is sacked by Roman soldiers imposing the Emperor’s Imperial Cult. Timothy meets a mysterious Caledonian woman, Miriam, in the cave where he is being held. She equips him to escape and helps him to understand how The Truth can set him free. Timothy learns what it means to stand firm even when the conflict is at its fiercest. He discovers that hope glimmers even in the darkest places and through the most unlikely of allies...

  • Matthew Todd
    Director
  • Matthew Todd
    Writer
    The Gaelic King
  • Out of the Box
    Producer
  • Mae MacDougall-Heasman
    Key Cast
    "Miriam"
    Taggart, Rebus, River City
  • Rafi Wilder
    Key Cast
    "Timothy"
    Deep State, Born a King, Nightmare on 34th Street
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Matthew Todd

Matthew is a classically trained tenor, writer, community musician and film maker. His work is united by his passion for stories and his desire to create art that empowers and inspires.

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Director Statement

I can’t emphasise enough how miraculous it was that this all came together. There are a huge amount of variables in film making and we had more than our fair share of major challenges. I have to be honest and say that I hardly slept the week leading up to the shoot and was plagued with anxiety. However, it was deeply humbling and moving to see the way God sent the right people at the right time.

I have come to call it the cavalry effect. You mount your horse and charge towards an invincible enemy knowing full well that it is a suicide mission. Then you become aware of a few brave knights galloping beside you with their banners unfurled; somehow they are willing to share your fate. Others join them, one in purpose and proud to be counted among the few. Then, before you know it, you are part of an epic cavalry charge and the enemy flees before you!

'Full Armour' is a testament to the cavalry effect, to the many people who gave sacrificially of their time, talents and resources, and to the heart of a good God who is as real today as he was in 90AD!