Horror short film ‘The Medal’ trailer 2013.
Set in the dark and murky world of Inner City London. Anthony, a young kid, forced to live at home with his mum’s abusive boyfriend as she struggles to work two jobs finds his only refuge with his friends.
Anthony invariably comes across George, seemingly living rough and just trying to merely get his head down for the night, he’s a war hero who still proudly wears his medals.
After his friends attack him, Anthony takes the medals for himself, a powerful symbol of achieved manhood he couldn’t give up the chance to have them.
But it’s this direct action that triggers horrifying dreams that soon break out from his sleeping state and start appearing in his waking reality, with the true causes hidden from us all up until the very end.
Justin ‘Ultra’ Edwards as Ant.
Brian Deacon as George, 1970’s Horror icon from ‘Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense’, Jesus, ‘Triple Echo’, ‘Bug’s’, ‘Doctors’.
Heather Wright as Lucy, Cult horror ‘Inseminoid’, Nickelodeon films ‘Angus Thongs and Snogging’.
Paul Wingrove as Antiques Dealer, ‘The Windsors’ (TV Series) ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of Karen Carpenter’ (TV Series).
James Brennan as John, ‘Countdown to Murder’: Channel 5 (TV Series) playing convicted real life killer George Maben.
Supporting Cast: Nick Parkin, Joshua Joseph, Kyle Edwards, George Barnes, Chico Kadri
Director: Leo Baker, Rory Crilly, Barry Williams, Pedro Rudolphi
Writer: Simon K. Parker
Post Production: Leo Baker, Mark Brown, Rory Crilly
Cinematography: Leo Baker, John Raggett, Ronalds Mezmacs, Rory Crilly
Camera Assistant: Stephen Ologeh, Oliver Renshaw
Makeup SFX: Emma & Olga Galeone, Debra Hawkins
Original Music Score: Ben Hayter
Colour Grading: Leo Baker
Visual Effects: Michael Tannock
Sound: Ade & Ajani Lawrence
Pre-Visualization: Fan Zhang
Producer: Arran Wood, Leo Baker, Mark Brown, Rory Crilly, A Parkin