WEDLOCK - Short Film

Somewhere in the English countryside… one man drives as if his life depends on it, while one woman steps down the aisle on the biggest day of her life. Both speeding towards a future destined to collide.

Written, directed, and funded by me, ‘Wedlock’ is a light hearted action comedy about a wedding that goes wrong and results in a car chase.

 

To pull off the car sequences I hired the track at Millbrook Proving Ground and worked with legendary stunt coordinator Jim Dowdall, stunt drivers Clayton Grover and Nellie Burroughes, key grip Dave Holliday, tracking vehicles from Action 99 Cars, as well as Andy Harriss and Tim Deegan from MSS Stunt Safety.

 

I also bought and modified a 1982 Austin Mini specifically for the film, hired an Audi R8, and bought a full set wheels and tyres for it (which we destroyed while filming the drift scene).

 

It has been no small challenge to pull off both a car chase and a wedding, and I am hugely grateful to the incredibly talented people who have brought this film to life.
 

This was my first-time directing car action and comedy performance and I learnt so much through the process! Although I’ll do a lot of things differently next time round, I’m really proud of the end result!

I’m thrilled to say that ‘Wedlock’ won 'Best Drama Short' at the International Motor Film Awards 2021 and is currently screening at film festivals across Europe, Canada, and the U.S. 


I made ‘Wedlock’ with the hope that it will open doors for me to work alongside professionals in the action/car film industry. With a bit of luck, I hope to create more heart-pounding action sequences, and to continue to make films that lift people’s spirits and bring a little bit of joy into the world.

 

Check out the Behind The Scenes film and the gallery below to see more of how we made ‘Wedlock’.

BTS Film

Film Festivals

International Motor Film Awards 2020

Awarded: 'Best Drama Short'

Nomination: 'Best Drama Short' & 'Best Sound'

Awards Night: 15th September 2021

(London, UK)

Fastnet Film Festival 2021

'Official Selection'

Screening: 26th - 30th May 2021

(Schull, Ireland)

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021

'Semi-Finalist'

Festival: 9th - 15th August 2021

(Providence, USA)

Budapest Short Film Festival (BuSho) 2021

'Official Selection'

Screening: 2nd - 3rd September 2021

(Budapest, Hungary)

Austin Revolution Film Festival 2022

Nomination: 'Best World Short' - 'Best Actor' - 'Best Actress'

Screening: 15th - 19th Feb 2022

(Austin,Texas)

Exit6 Film Festival 2021

'Official Selection'

Nomination: 'Best Editing'

Screening: 18th - 25th September 2021

(Basingstoke, UK)

SENE Film Festival 2021

'Official Selection'

Screening: 13th - 16th October 2021

(Providence, USA)

Tallgrass Film Festival 2021

'Official Selection'

Screening: 20th - 24th October 2021

(Wichita, USA)

This is England - Festival du court métrage britannique de Rouen 2021

'Official Selection'

Screening: 13th - 21st November 2021

(Rouen, France)

Gallery