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The Last British Execution

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BYFA

Synopsis

When a popular VIP is assassinated there is public outrage. A historian has unearthed a 400 year-old law that makes clear the assassin must be executed. Angus Angus a bright young politician is against the execution. However This generates media heat, and an unpopular government, only seven weeks from an election, sanctions the execution to win public favour. They decide to privatise it. Hugo is a prison governor beset with crises; career, money & marital. He is passed over for promotion, his much younger boss Mike Smith wants him out and his wife’s spending is pushing him towards bankruptcy. The American company operating the prison is granted the tender for the execution and Hugo is given the task by an area manager who wants Hugo to fail. Maurice is a conman who has intermittently spent almost thirty years in Hugo’s prison – they know each other well. Maurice has a proposal - a way to solve Hugo's money worries; pay-per-TV. The execution will be the biggest reality television event the world has ever seen! http://britishyouthfilmacademy.com

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
Pro Res HQ HD
Director
Iain Cash
Producer
Reece Lynch
Editor
Matt Bower
Screenwriter
Peter Spencer
Director of Photography
Gregg Smith
Production Designer
Esmeralda Momferratou
Music
Rob Foster
Principal Cast
John Churnside, Christopher Roberts, Rosaleen Burton, Kirsty Jackson

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Production Company

The Co-Operative British Youth Film Academy
http://britishyouthfilmacademy.com
chair@byfa.co.uk

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Company

The Co-Operative British Youth Film Academy
http://britishyouthfilmacademy.com
chair@byfa.co.uk