Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

The White Room

  • slideshow_large

Synopsis

In a world obsessed with knowing the future, we find Alberto, a Colombian immigrant working as a massage therapist in the City of London. Mild-mannered, almost shy, he blends into the multi-ethnic city to which he has come to earn money to pay for his mother's operation back home.
The streets of London aren't paved with gold but with old chip wrappers, and Alberto has found himself trapped in a vicious circle. Staying in London beyond his plans, the fervently religious man becomes obsessed that God has a destiny marked out for him. Everywhere he begins to see signs - on the streets, in bars and most potently on the clients he massages. When one day, a "third-way" politician, Jackie Jordan, visits the spa Alberto sees a sign that will set him on the path to his ultimate destiny.
Absorbing the Bible, Nostradamus, Palmistry and the Qur'an in its mythology, this is a taut, poignant East London based thriller with a supernatural twist.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
87 mins
Format
DCP, HD CamSR
Director
James Erskine
Producer
James Erskine, Victoria Gregory, Andrew Riach
Executive Producer
David Westhead, James Erskine, Victoria Gregory
Editor
Arturo Calvete
Screenwriter
James Erskine
Director of Photography
Joel Devlin
Production Designer
Toby Stevens
Principal Cast
Oscar Jaenada, Velibor Topic, Melia Kreiling, Bill Paterson, Kae Alexander

Production Company

New Black Films
5 Denmark Street
London
WC2H 8LP
+44 (0)20 7836 8660
info@newblackfilms.com
http://www.newblackfilms.com