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’.
Awarded: 'Best Drama Short'
Nomination: 'Best Drama Short' & 'Best Sound'
Awards Night: 15th September 2021
Screening: 26th - 30th May 2021
Festival: 9th - 15th August 2021
Screening: 2nd - 3rd September 2021
Austin Revolution Film Festival 2022
Nomination: 'Best World Short' - 'Best Actor' - 'Best Actress'
Screening: 15th - 19th Feb 2022
Nomination: 'Best Editing'
Screening: 18th - 25th September 2021
Screening: 13th - 16th October 2021
Screening: 20th - 24th October 2021
Screening: 13th - 21st November 2021