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Dropkick

Set in Cold War America, after a retaliatory action, President Keates and the First Lady are secured deep below ground. Truths will be revealed, but whose truths are they?

  • Luke Shelley
    Director
    Storey & Inquest of Desire
  • Craig Busek
    Writer
    Storey & Inquest of Desire
  • Luke Shelley
    Writer
    Storey & Inquest of Desire
  • Sophie Stacey
    Producer
  • Nigel Barber
    Key Cast
    Mission: Impossible 5, Another Love, Storey & Inquest of Desire
  • Pippa Winslow
    Key Cast
    Inquest of Desire
  • Max Cavenham
    Key Cast
  • Eliot Hawkins Wemyss
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Luke Shelley

Luke Shelley is London based Director/Writer, known for work on a variety of films and projects. Currently reading for a degree in Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne University. Luke has completed, 2015, 'Storey' starring Nigel Barber & Michael Kennedy, which he co-wrote and directed and 'Inquest of Desire', a film noir, which he co-wrote and co-directed. Luke has begun 2016 by completing his third short 'Dropkick' which he directed, starring Nigel Barber & Pippa Winslow. Luke has also started work on a music based drama feature film 'Moroni: A Life in Full Swing', which he is set to direct.

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Director Statement

A big topic for a short film some might say, but Dropkick is much simpler than you might think. It is a story of power and corruption, as President Keates and his wife face the ultimate domestic dispute, caused by a decision that could lead to the death of millions. I have always been fascinated with American politics so this was an exciting project to work on. Again the story’s rich dialogue was down to my collaboration of brilliant screenwriter Craig Busek, that lifted the film of the ground. A true American drama.