Once Upon a Crime - Origin Story

Once Upon a Crime - Origin Story, takes point from the end of geopolitical espionage novel "Droga do Polska" with the author/ protagonist Alex Fisher, having been found by his assumed and hoped deceased - once partner in crime and long term ally, "Whisper", who demands the reasons of his betrayal before a planned cessation of their friendship.

Alex's monologue introduces the backstory and book, the reasons of the betrayal upon their companions which wrought both blood and purpose before ultimately finding his peace.

  • Ian Barrington
  • Ian Barrington
  • Ian Barrington
  • Ian Barrington
    Key Cast
    "Alex Fisher"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Monologue, Narrative, Interview, biographical, live action narrative short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    700 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of The Arts London
Director Biography - Ian Barrington

Uk born Ian Barrington works and lives between London and India, with an extensive background in the creative arts since 1990, Completing MA Fine Art at UAL, 2020; a leading Honorary Director of India based NGO Narrative Movements and working on-screen on a number of independent and studio film productions including BBC/ 2018 Amazon Prime's King Lear (Uncredited) and 2016 Warner Bros. Legend of Tarzan (Uncredited). Alongside leading his own South-London film studio Bad Alex Productions, Ian is a visiting lecturer at University of the Arts London.

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Director Statement

The film "Once upon a Crime - Origin Story", is the opening chapter and part of a wider extended series of works exploring identity and culture, human rights and modern slavery, and economic stability, development and self determination, based on my own investigative research, writings and geopolitical crime espionage metafiction novel set in Central Europe and India.