Gun Metal Max

Ben is a typical 10 year old boy, although he likes to spend most of his time wrapped up in the fictional world of Gun Metal Max, his favourite comic book hero. But what seems like a fun and exciting story, may be more real than Ben could possibly imagine...

Awards:
Best Sci-Fi - New York Movie Awards
Best Sci-Fi - Venice Shorts
Best Sci-Fi - OutlantaCon
Best Sci-Fi - HYBRID GENRE AUSTRALIA: Melbourne Film Awards
Best Sci-Fi - London International Motion Pictures Awards
Best FX - OutlantaCon
Best Young Performer "Eliot Milward" - OutlantaCon

Finalist:
Finalist - THAT Film Festival
Finalist - Hollywood Gold Awards
Finalist - Beyond Time Awards
Finalist - NYC AAL Film Festival

Nominations:
Semi Finalist - Fade In Awards Sci-Fi
Semi Finalist - Children's Cinema Awards CCA
Semi Finalist - Venice Shorts
Best Children's Film (Runner-Up) - MiSciFi
Best Director - OutlantaCon
Best Cinematography - OutlantaCon
Best Production Design - OutlantaCon
Best Sound - OutlantaCon
Best Sci-Fi - Long Story Shorts

  • Jonathan Brooks
    Director
    Solus, Ghostboy, Nocturnals, Noose, The Man that touched the sky
  • Jonathan Brooks
    Writer
    Ghostboy, Noose, The Man that touched the sky, The Ticket
  • Alex Vrettos
    Writer
    Age of Games
  • Eliot Milward
    Key Cast
    "Ben"
    A Boy Called Tom
  • Jack Kristiansen
    Key Cast
    "Gun Metal Max/ The Shadow"
    Noose, Drowning in Sunshine, Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey
  • Patty Walters
    Composer
    As It Is
  • Timecop1983
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Super 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York City
    United Kingdom
    January 5, 2020
    Best Sci-Fi
  • Venice Shorts
    Venice
    United States
    July 7, 2020
    Best Sci-Fi
  • OutlantaCon Short Film Festival
    Atlanta
    United Kingdom
    March 19, 2020
    Best Sci-Fi, Best FX, Best Young Performer
  • THAT Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 1, 2019
    European Premiere
    Finalist
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Michigan
    United States
    July 5, 2020
    Finalist
  • Children Cinema Awards (CCA)
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    May 30, 2020
    Semi-Finalist
  • 24th Annual Fade In Awards
    Beverly Hills
    United States
    July 31, 2020
    Semi-Finalist
  • Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival
    Miami
    United States
    April 10, 2020
    Runner Up: Best Children's Film
  • Boston SciFi Film Fest
    Somerville
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival
    Hopkins
    United States
    November 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Pensacon Short Film Festival
    Pensocola
    United Kingdom
    February 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Durango Independent Film Festival
    Durango
    United States
    March 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Toronto's Film Festival of Time
    Toronto
    Canada
    May 14, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Australasia's Film Festival of Time
    Melbourne
    Australia
    August 10, 2020
    Official Selection
  • FantaSci Short Film Festival
    Orlando
    United Kingdom
    May 9, 2020
    Official Selection
  • CINECITY Brighton Film Festival
    Brighton
    United Kingdom
    November 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Itabaiana International Film Festival
    Itabaiana
    Brazil
    November 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival
    Hannover
    Germany
    May 29, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Grindhouse Planet Film Festival
    Leicester
    United Kingdom
    November 24, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 23, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Insólito: Festival Internacional de Cine de Terror y Fantasía
    Lima
    Peru
    February 25, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Motion Pictures International Film Festival
    Calgary
    Canada
    August 23, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Seattle Wine and Film Festival
    Seattle
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jonathan Brooks

Brooks is a multi-award winning filmmaker that has been captivated with films and the process of filmmaking ever since he was a child.

In 2011, Brooks set up his own production company (United Magic Studios) to pursue his passion for filmmaking and to direct his own films. This not only grew his experience but also the chance to work with many other talented filmmakers. Since then Brooks has become a multi-award winning director accruing countless screenings, nominations and awards both nationally and internationally...

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Director Statement

Gun Metal Max is an homage to the films and TV shows I loved as a kid. Taking 80's and 90's influences to create an entirely new story and superhero was incredibly personal to me and enjoyable. When starting this project, I went with the idea of making a film 'I would have enjoyed as a kid', from there the rest just fell into place...