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A train driver is left traumatised after an incident on the tracks.

  • Rory Wilson
    Drop., cicatrix, Prince Jodie, Keep Me, Run.
  • Rory Wilson
    Drop., Prince Jodie, Cicatrix, Keep Me, Run.
  • Rory Wilson
    Drop., Cicatrix, Prince Jodie, Keep Me, Run.
  • Mike Sowden
    Muhammad Ali, Fighting for Equality
  • Andrew Schofield
    Key Cast
    Sid and Nancy, Scully, El C.I.D, Hamlet, Under The Mud, Cilla, Little Boy Blue, The Bill, Tin Star
  • Chloe Higham-Smith
    Key Cast
    Drop., Prince Jodie, Beneath Her Mind
  • Wei Song LIM
    Sound Designer
    Broken, Coven Of Evil, Overwatch Alive
  • Jim Sanger
    Drop., Cicatrix, Prince Jodie, Smile,
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Bermuda International Film Festival
    March 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Breakout Film Festival 2020
    United Kingdom
    March Winner
  • Long Story Shorts 2020

    Official Selection + Best Actor
  • St Albans Film Festival 2020
    St Albans
    United Kingdom
    July 12, 2020
    Official Selection
  • London Seasonal x4 Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Honourable Mention
  • IndieFlix International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Liverpool Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Little Wing Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 21, 2020
    Official Selection
  • BFI Future Film Festival 2021
    United Kingdom
    February 21, 2021
    London Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rory Wilson

Rory Wilson is a British/Bermudian Filmmaker, currently working in Liverpool, UK. 'Loco' is Rory's fifth short film, following on from the success of his previous short film 'Drop.' which was selected for the BFI Future Film Festival.

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Director Statement

'Loco' is a human story exploring the world of a train driver. When there is an incident on the tracks, a suicide, the train driver is often the last person to be thought of, they are the forgotten victim. The noise of impact, the horrific sight, literally seeing a person in their last second of life. Such is the trauma that most train drivers will endure, and yet their voice is not heard. In my research I came across shocking stories of PTSD suffered by these drivers, and the unfortunate news that support funding was set to be cut. We were also able to work with the chief Tracks Incident Response Officer who gave us valuable insight into the procedure during an incident, but also how the train drivers often react, how some are sick and quiet, while others are loud and abrasive, only to crumble once it all sinks in. Liverpool legend Andrew Schofield plays the lead role of Paul and the heart and intensity he brings to the role is incredible. This film aims to uncover a truth, an unspoken truth, about being a train driver.