The Victors

A British intelligence officer volunteers for a mission behind Italian enemy lines to prove he is more than an anonymous intelligence clerk in the eyes of his estranged father and cowardly colleagues. Shot down, his mission a failure and now on the run in German occupied rural Italy, Charlie’s thrown into a cauldron of horror. Nazi forces hunt him down as they carry out terrible and savage reprisals on the local Italian populace and partisan movement before Allied forces can reach them.

Charlie discovers everything his training and intelligence work wrong footed him, that his Allied masters care little for the locals, realising he’s nothing more than a pawn in a larger game he has little control over. To survive, Charlie must learn to put his trust in strangers to maybe do some small good on his own terms, to win a small battle of his own.

  • Mike Ogden
  • Mike Ogden
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  • BAFTA/Kodak
    July 4, 2019
    Best Short Film
Writer Biography - Mike Ogden, Mike Ogden

Mike is an award winning film maker who works as a line producer in production with over thirty years experience on sets. He also ran his own production company and developed screenplays, nurturing new writers for the UK Film Council amongst others.

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Writer Statement

The Victors is the first in a trilogy of WW2 set scripts featuring the same main character, travelling through a dark WW2 landscape , encountering untold stories of the war from a darker un-nostalgic neo realistic view contemporary audiences aren't familiar with.