Retake

A mentor and his student meet in a place of knowledge to play a familiar game of chess, with the caveat that this time the wager is a very precious item. Will the student manage to outsmart her mentor, or would the mentor’s experience get the upper hand? With a wager this personal, only the best strategist wins.

  • Michael Wolf
    Director
    The Handler
  • Dylan Cullum
    Writer
    The Handler
  • Nadia Parpova
    Camera
    The Handler
  • Tennur Daud
    Sound
    The Handler
  • Nadia Parpova
    Editor
    The Handler
  • Michael Wolf
    Key Cast
    "James"
    The Handler
  • Zori Dragiyska
    Key Cast
    "Carol"
    The Handler
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Manchester Lift-Off Festival
    Machester
    United Kingdom
    March 14, 2022
    Online Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Falcon International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2022
    Best Sci-Fi, Best Actor
  • Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
    Online
    United Kingdom
    April 29, 2022
    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf is a Bulgarian-born, Uk trained actor, director, magician, and musician. In 2019, he graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and was awarded the Philip Holt trust prize. During his time there, he was typecast to play one of three types of characters: a villain, a foreigner, and…a foreign villain. As a magician and a compere, he uses Cabarets and Variety nights to put a smile on people’s faces or even makes them cry…with laughter. He is the founder of the Wolf’s Maze Memory Technique and the founder of United Wolves Productions. As a director, Michaels loves to take interesting stories and reconstruct them for the big or small screen. Michael’s biggest dream is to live as many lives on the stage and screen as possible and through that, to touch the hearts of audiences big and small.

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