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Two Down

Two Down is a quirky, dark comedy thriller and the first theatrical feature film from Fizz and Ginger Flims. A young woman's world is turned upside down when the injured hit man, Mr. Thomas, holds her and the local delivery boy hostage in her own home. Over a Chinese take-away and a bottle of whiskey the three discover what really happened to Mr. Thomas earlier that night. As a web of deceit unfolds an alliance is formed that will change their lives forever. The 70's inspired film features Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Suits), Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge), Amy Manson (Atlantis), Alex Hassell (Anonymous, RSC), Graham Butler (Penny Dreadful), and a host of great British actors. Stephen Fry and Sir Derek Jacobi are Executive Producers and Gareth Jones is co-producer. Directed and written by Matthew Butler and written and produced by Tori Hart.

  • Matthew Butler Hart
    Miss In Her Teens
  • Matthew Butler Hart
    Miss In Her Teens
  • Tori Butler Hart
    Miss In Her Teens
  • Tori Butler Hart
    Miss In Her Teens
  • Matthew Butler Hart
    Miss In Her Teens
  • Stephen Fry
    Bright Young Things
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Conleth Hill
    Key Cast
    Game of Thrones, Suits
  • Alex Hassell
    Key Cast
    Cold Mountain, Anonymous
  • Tori Butler Hart
    Key Cast
    Miss in Her Teens, Keeping Rosy
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Crime, Black comedy, London, quirky
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    April 25, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Best Actor for Alex Hassell
  • The Amsterdam International Film Festival
    April 30, 2015
    Grand Jury Prize
  • Manchester International Film Festival
    Manchester, UK
    July 11, 2015
    UK Premiere
    Best UK Film
  • Chichester International Film Festival
    Chichester, UK
    August 27, 2015
    Audience Award (2nd Place).
  • Maverick Movie Awards
    Los Angeles
    October 17, 2015
    Best Cinematography
  • Indie Film Festival
    October 4, 2015
    Best Screenplay
  • Crystal Palace International Film Festival
    Crystal Palace - London
    November 17, 2015
    Best Feature Film
  • iHolly Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    March 6, 2016
    Best Feature Film, Best Thriller, Best Action Sequence
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
    Iowa, US
    April 22, 2016
  • Oxford International Film Festival
    Oxford, UK
    United Kingdom
    May 27, 2016
    Best Director
  • Cayfilm

    Cayman Islands
    July 2, 2016
Distribution Information
  • Moviehouse Entertainment
  • Flix Premiere
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View
Director Biography - Matthew Butler Hart

Matthew originally trained as an actor and worked professionally for over a decade before becoming a full time director of film and theatre. He created Fizz and Ginger Films, with Tori Hart, in 2009 and has since written and directed various award winning short films and two features with the company.

Acting has always been in the family with a great Aunt, Molly Quinn, training at RADA before becoming a poet in Ireland. Matthew has two younger brothers, Graham Butler, also an actor, and Dominic Butler, a writer. Their father, Patrick Butler, was a keen amateur actor, but sadly died at the age of 43.

He was born in Shropshire but it wasn't until he was in the rainy hills of Yorkshire and Lancashire that he began performing and writing plays for his high school. It was at this time that he discovered the joys of creating films and this grew into a passion.

Matthew is now represented as a director and writer by The Artists Partnership, as is Fizz and Ginger Films as a whole.

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Director Statement

Two Down is an intelligent thriller with a twist. The look, feel and soundtrack of the film is inspired by films of the 1970's.