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Town vs Gown

Danny Payne, an Army veteran returns to his old boxing club in Cambridge, England to take part in the annual contest against the famous University squad. However his wartime experiences have damaged him and he needs to seek help before he can face the bright lights and intensity of the boxing ring.

  • Mark Hampton
    A Walk in the Woods (short)
  • Mark Hampton
    A Walk in the Woods (short)
  • Mark Hampton
    A Walk in the Woods (short)
  • Mark Hampton
    Key Cast
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
  • Richard Heffer
    Key Cast
    Women in Love (1969)
  • Jessica Moore
    Key Cast
  • Gary Davidson Jnr
    Key Cast
  • Sam Landon
    Key Cast
  • Christopher RJ Parker
    Key Cast
    Zombies In Tha Hood (2015)
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 9, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Cannes Film Festival
    Cannes, France
    May 17, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Short Stop International Film Festival

    January 31, 2016
    No screening - Judging Panel Only
    Special Mention
Director Biography - Mark Hampton

Mark Hampton is an actor who has appeared in numerous film, tv and commercial productions before starting to write and direct. In 2013 he was a global finalist in the Jameson's Empire Done in 60 Seconds competition, and in 2014 took his short film 'A Walk in the Woods' to the Cannes Film Festival. Living in Cambridge, UK, he was inspired to make his next film by the real-life Town vs Gown boxing match.

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Director Statement

When I saw the real Town vs Gown I witnessed a literal, visceral clash of cultures in the boxing ring and immediately knew I had found a great centrepiece for a movie.