Hope of Deliverance

Twenty-something, would-be writer Francis meets and falls for Emmott, a charming actor, on a film set. When his advances are rejected, he embarks on a series of random one night stands and an online date with a City type. But what does Francis really want?

  • Pedro Rilhó
    The Writer's Circle
  • Pedro Rilhó
    The Writer's Circle
  • Pedro Rilhó
    The Writer's Circle
  • Sam Treharne
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Spong
    Key Cast
    The First Musketeer
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, LGBT, Web Series
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Chicago, Illinois
Director Biography - Pedro Rilhó

Portuguese Director (and Assistant Director) based in London for the past 6 years.
Previous short, the successfully crowdfunded 'The Writer's Circle', played at the London Independent Film Festival and Shortcutz Lisboa.

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Director Statement

This self-funded, personal project purports to question the hormone-fuelled desires and frustrated aspirations of recession-hit, middle-class twenty-somethings through Francis, the protagonist and antagonist of his own tale.
Reactions to my first short - 'The Writer's Circle' - ranged from the straightforward interpretation of it as serious thriller to laughter along with its tongue-in-cheek preposterousness. This inspired me to again play with melodramatic and stylistic conventions, further threading the fine line between a contemplative tone and a parody of the genre.
In an attempt to compose a contemporary piece in the style of classic cinema, the still, square frame confines the characters to their predicaments, highlighting the theatricality of their interactions and focusing on their emotions.