Experiencing Interruptions?


Lost & increasingly disillusioned with the world surrounding him, one man attempts to take control of his life in the only way he can see possible and starts upon a path that will change the course of his future ensuring that it will never be the same again.

  • Ginevra Gentili
  • Benedict Elsworthy
  • Ginevra Gentili
  • Benedict Elsworthy
  • Alex Walton
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Sharman
  • Sally Somerville-Woodiwis
    Production Design
  • Brooke Davies
    Make Up Design
  • Lewis Clark
    Sound Design
  • Sebastiano Dell'Eva
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Psychological Supsense, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 6K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • London Independent Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 17, 2020
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Thriller Short (Gold)
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Actor (Platinum)
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    Best Female Director - Gold
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Original Story - Silver
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Production Design (Gold)
  • Unrestricted View Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 26, 2021
    6 Nominations, including Best Short Film, and one award win forBest Art Direction
  • Venezia Shorts
    March 28, 2021
    Italian Premiere
    Best Production Design
  • Reale Film Festival

    Honourable Mention
Director Biography - Ginevra Gentili

Tuscan-born Ginevra Gentili-Elsworthy is an Italian-British film director coming from a photography and cinematography background. She has been directing since her early twenties and co-runs an independent production company, North Harley Films. Ginevra has both directed and produced award-winning short films like Martin (2020), Tell Tale Signs (2016), music videos and music documentaries (Eivør Talks Tour) and more. In her films, Ginevra mostly focuses on coming-of-age dramas and films based on true stories, and she's in development for her debut feature which she hopes to begin production for soon.

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Director Statement

'Martin' is most definitely a passion project. Because the script is theatrical in nature, but with a cinematic ending, I really wanted to draw inspiration from both crafts. I believed the perfect blend of the two would have presented the right medium to bring it to the screen. My vision for the film was always a one-shot sequence for the majority of the film, until the moment of the reveal in the story, so I inevitably drew inspiration from many places.

The entire cast and crew were all a perfect fit for the project and everyone was really passionate about the script, because they really liked the character, and when there is such genuine passion, things come together much more fluidly.

The film is a psychological suspense short, but essentially a monologue with a series of twists, that touched on so many relevant and relatable topics, but with just with the right amount of sarcasm and so much subtext contained in the story. There is a lot to take from 'Martin', and I hope as many people as possible will get the chance to experience the film.'