Ten With a Flag

In a society where the government predicts the genetic intellectual capacity of every newborn child, a pregnant woman's fetus is rated a perfect, but unusual 10.

  • Vasco Alexandre
    Yard Kings (2020), Gummy Bear (2022), Super-Sub (2023)
  • Joe Capps
  • Mikaela Yllmark
  • Joseph Paul Haines
  • Julie Martis
    Key Cast
    "Gemma "
  • Bryan Moriarty
    Key Cast
    "Jack "
  • Adam Barnett
    Key Cast
    "Dr Jones "
  • Julia Winwood
    Key Cast
    "Ms. White "
  • Erin Moodie
    Production Designer
  • Nathanael Gaiger
  • Zoe Stiletano
    Director's Assistant
  • Sayee Gogate
    Director's Assistant
  • Ailsa McDonald
    Director's Assistant
  • Kristian Pedretti
    Director of Photography
  • Sean Monroe
    1st Camera Assistant
  • Madhav Sreekumar
    2nd Camera Assistant
  • Kris Garden
    Sound Recordist
  • Daniel Kreutzinger
    Boom Operator
  • Aiden Tobin
    Colour Grading
  • Vasco Alexandre
  • Nathanael Gaiger
    Sound Design
  • Wictoria Apanasiewicz
  • Juehui Chen
  • Grant Deans
  • Sarah Rosenblum
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dystopian, Sci-fi
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal, United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Alexa Classic
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Screen Academy Scotland
  • Curtas Vila do Conde
    July 12, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Sci-Fi London Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 3, 2023
    UK Premiere
    National Premiere
Distribution Information
  • N/A
Director Biography - Vasco Alexandre

Born in Lisbon in 1993, Vasco graduated with a Film BA from Middlesex University, London and a Film Directing MA from Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh.

His debut short film, Yard Kings (2020), which he wrote and directed, picked various prizes, including 2 UK Royal Television Society Awards in 2021.

His most recent credits include the short films Gummy Bear (2023), Ten With a Flag (2023) and Super-Sub (2023).

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Director Statement

Within a dystopian world, ‘Ten With a Flag’ explores timeless themes such as motherhood, love, identity, and ambition.

The strive for perfection and the need for social validation in a world ruled by surveillance where individual freedom is evaded makes the film's reality highly relatable to the present day.