- Official Selection Byron Bay International Film Festival 2013
Gunter has pulled off the heist of a lifetime: He and team of aging, bottom-feeding gangsters steel a Vermeer to order and get away with it scot-free, or nearly. The day the money is transferred to the robbers’ account, Gunter falls into a coma, and with him the code to release the money disappears for good.
Higher up the food chain, thugs are owed money. Rupert, hit-man and fixer, is sent to gauge the situation at the hospital, extract the codes and if Gunter is bluffing, make his coma real.
Suffering a crisis of conscience and in the mess of a Sea-change, Rupert is relieved to find Gunter is really on life-support and the machines are due to be switched off the following day – one less soul to add to his immortal debt, why kill a dead man?
Rupert relaxes and meanders along memory lane, treats Gunter like a priest, confessing, throwing around ideas for his future, admitting to a string of double crosses. Finally, he reveals his ultimate ulterior motive for making sure Gunter does not get out of bed…
Michael James Beckley – Rupert
Paul Tunnicliffe – Dutchy
Jo Dyson – Judy
Peter Silverleaf – Gunter
Catherine Kanter – Doctor
Cassidy Janson – Gunter’s Sister
Donal Cox – Gunter’s Father
Nadine Hanwell – Gunter’s Mother
Andrew Taylor – Gunter’s Brother
Stephen Morrison – Harem Girl 1
Christine Renard – Harem Girl 2
Charlotte Pasamar – Harem Girl 3
Nina Pasqua – Harem Girl 4
Tikiri Hulugalle – Harem Girl 5
Written, Directed and Produced by Nicola Quilter DOP Benjamin Baily Edited by Linton Davies Sound Design & Mix Jim Carey Production Manager Tikiri Hulugalle Titles & Graphic Design Graham Smith 1st AD Stephen Morrison Set Design Aurelie Taillefer Make Up & Hair Sarah Fay Hammond Continuity Alexander Schleifer Grader Jon Pugh Colourists Qarey Story Board Alex McDonald Sound Recordist Mark Andrews Focus Puller Thomas Nicholson Focus Puller Ryan Parkins Clapper Loaders Daniel Alexancer Hanmer & Stephen Morrison Boom Marcin Kosiedowski
‘Alive’- James Nisbet, Gil Cang, Nicola Quilter. Big thanks to Loxley Matthews, Giles Foreman Centre For Acting, Neil, Greg, Jamie Mustafa at Compton’s, Madam Jojo’s, Able in Camden Vintage, Barbara Jane Cleaver & Rick Thomas.