The Cost

When a violent man, Alan is ordered by a loanshark to collect from a single mother Charlotte who is struggling to survive, He must confront his own actions and make things right.

  • Jamie Daniel Seed
  • Luke Christopher Seed
  • Jamie Daniel Seed
  • Jamie Daniel Seed
  • Luke Christopher Seed
  • Stephanie Farrell
  • Finn Rae
    Key Cast
  • Erin Holmes
    Key Cast
  • Nathan Tinsley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University Of Cumbria
Director Biography - Jamie Daniel Seed

Jamie, a director hailing from County Durham, embarked on his filmmaking journey by collaborating with friends on weekends. Subsequently, he pursued formal education at college and university, honing his filmmaking skills. Throughout his career, he has contributed to diverse projects encompassing genres like science fiction and drama, all centered around compelling human narratives.

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Director Statement

"The Cost" is a contemporary crime drama that draws inspiration from classic Noir and social realism. Set in the modern day, it delves into the repercussions of poverty and the ongoing cost of living crisis, shedding light on how individuals are compelled to turn to exploitation by criminals as a means of survival.

The project's vision and atmosphere are deeply influenced by classic noir aesthetics and the cinematic style of directors like Martin Scorsese in films such as "Taxi Driver" and the works of Francis Ford Coppola in "The Godfather".