In 2009, Matthew Savege (The Dark Knight, X-Men: First Class, Doctor Who, among others) wrote and directed this short film featuring Noel Clarke (Doctor Who) in the lead role.
The film toured the whole UK film festival circuit that year and became quite popular on the net.
In an interview in July 2010, Clarked talked about a film project based on the short, but I couldn’t find any info on the film actually being shot.
I enjoyed the film, though in all honesty I’m not sure I’d enjoy the story as much if I read it in a book. The basic idea, though working, is nothing to get excited about. Characters and situation are quite clichéd, included the end twist, which is so common I’m not sure I’d even consider it a true twist. This said, I enjoyed the surprise at the end.
Other then the story, everything else clicked for me. The setting and the characters are no doubt noir. Colours and sounds recreate the feel of the noir films effectively and the dieselpunk element is right there with one of the characters.
I enjoyed it. And you?