Trapped in an infinite dream with no means of escape, Mary contemplates an important decision while trying, and failing, to eat a boiled egg. Gradually, the great eternal fractal of human existence is laid bare before her eyes.

  • Tom Moran
  • Tom Moran
    Amazon Prime's The Devil's Hour
  • Nicki Ballantyne
  • Rhiannon Harper-Raffety
    Key Cast
    The Devil's Hour
  • Lily Ballantyne
    Key Cast
    "Infinite Waitress"
  • Jemma Moran
    Executive Producer
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    comedy, drama, fantastic
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Tom Moran

Tom Moran is writer, creator and exec producer of Amazon Prime’s The Devil’s Hour starring Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine. Premiering in 2022, it has since been renewed for a further two series.

Previously Tom’s pilot White Rabbit won the AMC-Channel 4 Drama Co-Development Award at the New York Television Festival. The project then sold to TNT with Scott Free and Seven Stories attached to produce. Tom’s adaptation of his short story Before You Ask, I Don’t Have Wings sold to Warner Bros, with 42 producing. He has also written an original feature, The Machines, which Star Thrower and Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) are producing.

Romanesco is Tom’s directorial debut.

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Director Statement

The concept began as a sort of philosophical joke. I wrote a short story in which the main character picked up a book and started reading the same short story we were reading, which became an infinite fractal of repeating prose, peppered with constant nods to the ever-repeating pattern of human existence, reproduction, and rebirth. For my directorial debut, I wondered if it would be possible to apply the same mind-boggling logic to a piece of cinema – a self-referential spiral of a film, blending theme and structure to say something deep about the nature of human existence. And to pull off some mad stuff with boiled eggs.