The Graft: Episode One

A six-part, ten-minute-long web series about Liverpool’s underground drug rings, follow three scouse youths who spiral through drugs, robbery, and death. It all starts with The Graft.

  • Ryan Jones
  • Ryan Jones
  • William Grunnill
  • Saskia Stafford
  • Adam Smith
  • Michael Hidderley
    Key Cast
  • Jack McLoughlin
    Key Cast
  • Harry Griffiths
    Key Cast
  • Carl Wharton
    Key Cast
  • Karen Sharples
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Tryner
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Thunder
    Key Cast
  • John Kofie
    Key Cast
  • Dave Brown
    Key Cast
  • Martin McAleese
    Key Cast
  • Steve Keefy
    Key Cast
  • Mikyla Jand Durkin
    Key Cast
    "Savvo's Nan"
  • Liam Ross
    Key Cast
  • Anthony Devine
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 22 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    BMPCC 4k Digital 4k
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ryan Jones

A Liverpool-based filmmaker; I began with making narrative shorts. I made my first short The Lure (2020) and with it, we formed a production company Hounds of the Round Table. From here we continued making further projects: Carl's Dead (2021), The Gaze (2021), and The Writer Out Of Time (2022) and most recently we have just completed our biggest project; a web series called The Graft (2022) focusing on crime in Liverpool. I aim to continue making further projects with the aim that we, Hounds of the Round Table, will garner increased success.

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Director Statement

The Graft was produced with the aim of making a Scouse crime drama that was made by people in Liverpool, a series that didn't fall into stereotypes and used real-life events and adapted them for narrative purposes. We also made it for ourselves in that it felt like the natural next step and we wanted to make something on a larger scale to challenge us from a production standpoint.