Private Project

I Wash My Hands In Innocence

Nick expresses his nerves in a call to his mother on his way to a meeting with Xander. His mother is busy and they agree to catch up after. Xander, a charming senior executive in the modelling industry hosts an evening of entertainment for the young wolf, Nick; a young and unknown future star. During dinner Xander plays his position. He gives Nick the good news of exciting upcoming work and offers career guidance by reflecting on his own missed opportunities. After dinner Nick is persuaded into a mini photo shoot, which leads upstairs for a clothing change and ends with Nick cornered against the headboard. Nick calls his mother, but decides not to share any of the details from the night.

  • Daniel J. Hickson
  • Maximilian Henhappel
  • Daniel J. Hickson
  • Good Time Films
  • Maximilian Henhappel
    Key Cast
  • Raul Fernandes
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama, Social, Fashion
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,800 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Anamorphic
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime Video
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Daniel J. Hickson

I spent eight years working as a senior petrochemical executive, quitting in 2018 to try my hand at acting. I graduated from Drama Centre London in 2020. During the year at school, I wrote and directed this film.

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Director Statement

This film is a voice for those that are subject to power abuse.

The original idea was to tell the true story of a male model in an abusive situation at the hands of his booker. It was always important for us to not make this graphic, or vulgar, and focus on the power dynamic and put the viewer in the character's shoes. People can be quick to diminish the impact of power abuse on the victims. By showing the part of the story usually unseen, we think it gives a different perspective for the viewer to empathise.

The original vision was to focus on representing male models in the fashion industry, as that's where the story originates, however as the project developed it was always going to become bigger than that industry alone. And thankfully it has; it represents all artists and people that have their hopes, dreams, wants or needs leveraged against them.

It was a phenomenal project to be a part of. The success of the project is down to the mind blowing team effort.