Private Project

Termination Of Services Rendered

Felicity is a retired Government Operative, living out her days in quiet solitude, when suddenly a knock at the door harbors the news that her estranged son is dead. A game of cat and mouse sparks as Felicity must discern the truth from the lies.

A One Thousand Eyes Production in Association with One Stop Films.

  • Dann Emmons
    Director
  • Dann Emmons
    Writer
  • Raghav Mukerji
    Producer
  • Dann Emmons
    Producer
  • Anna Lanyon
    Key Cast
    “Felicity Feld”
  • Patrick Elliott
    Key Cast
    “Ian Gilroy”
  • Dennis Farrin
    Key Cast
    “The Agency”
  • Matt Wright
    Key Cast
    “Philip”
  • Arran Green
    Director Of Photography
  • Claire Batchelor
    Composer
  • Tom Hamblin
    Editor
  • Sheheryar Ahmed
    Production Designer
  • Toby Tomkins - CHEAT
    Colourist
  • One Thousand Eyes
    Production Company
  • One Stop Films
    In Association
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dann Emmons

As a filmmaker I have always been interested in the notion of identity and storytelling within the world we live in and in our communication of character, whether real or fictional. Having chosen a career in the Film and Media Industries I hope to continue to put this natural curiosity of mine into a visual format, telling stories through the medium of Film Making and Visual Media.

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Director Statement

'Termination Of Services Rendered' was born as a Competition Winning Script for One Stop Films "Spy Thiller" contest. Though the genre is not a typical exploration of mine it was a brilliant opportunity to delve into a new world with my usual approach of Character first. Taking inspiration from "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "Sleuth", Termination dares to do-away with heavy action and instead focuses on a very human drama set within a cloak-and-dagger world.

One of the most important elements of the film for me was in casting Anna in our leading role. To have a strong older female lead that wasn’t just playing the grandmother trope was such an exciting opportunity that I’m grateful to Anna to help me to portray.