Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case, which shocked the world in 1993. Detainment is a 2018 Irish short drama film written and directed by Vincent Lambe, about the murder of James Bulger. In January 2019, it was nominated for the Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Critic Reviews‘True-crime reenactments have been popular fodder for short-film directors of late, but this one is unusually effective, relying on transcripts of police interviews with the two suspects, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables (played by Leon Hughes and Ely Solan in a pair of stunning child performances), to provide a window into their psychology.’ Variety
AwardsWinner Grand Prix, HCA Award, Odense International Film Festival Winner of the 'Don Quixote' Award, Krakow Film Festival Winner of the 'Young Director' Award, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018 Winner of the 'Young Jury' Award, Best of International Short Films Festival 2019 Winner of the 'Emerging Director' Award, Emerging Directors Awards 2020
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Aspen Shortsfest 2015 Winner of the The Ellen.
The film marks the 2nd instalment of Birdbox.Film’s monthly ‘Film Club’. At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd March, users will be able to tune into a discussion with producer Rachel Prendergast, and exec producer Benjamin Hartley. Director and Writer Richard Prendergast and hosted by The Big Picture Film Club.
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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019 – Gold Medal Winner *Oscar Qualifying
SCAD Film Festival 2019 – Best Editing
The American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2019 – Best Short Film
Cordillera International Film Festival 2019 – Jury Award Best of Fest
Pittsburgh Short Film Festival 2019 – Best Narrative Audience award
New Renaissance Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress
Chelmsford Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress
Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Best Actress
Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Runner Up Best Short Film
Elba Film Festival 2019 – Silver Best Actress
Elba Film Festival 2019 – Bronze Best Screenplay
Show Low Film Festival 2019 – Best of Fest
Aguilar Film Festival 2019 – Young Jury Award – Best Film
Sydney Indy Film Festival 2018 – Best Film
Norwich Film Festival 2018 – Best East Anglian Film *BIFA & BAFTA Qualifying
Tri-Force Film Festival 2018 – William Bryne Award for Promising Director
Overcome Film Festival 2018 – Best Director
London Independent Film Awards 2018 – Best Short Film
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2018 – Best Short Film
London Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Special Mention for Best Short Film
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Academy Awards, USA 2011 Nominee for the Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action
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Palm Springs International ShortFest 2010 Winner of the Audience Award for Best Live Action
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Running Man is a dark yet comedic short film set in the South East of England in 1991 – the heyday of illegal raves. In an attempt to escape the ghosts of his past, Fred Love convinces his mates to take part in a clinical drug trial for cash. But events take a turn as the trial spirals into violent psychosis, forcing Fred to come face-to-face with the very thing he’s been running from.
The film marks the launch of Birdbox.Film first monthly ‘Film Club’. At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd February, users will be able to tune into a discussion with the Producer Sadie Frost, Director Chris Turner and Raff Law, hosted by The Big Picture Film Club.
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Speaking about the film, Sadie Frost remarked “I wanted to make a film about the 90’s rave scene...I wanted it to be authentic and dark. With Johnny Cookes brilliant script and Chris Turner’s spot on direction, along with a stellar cast and a unique rave soundtrack, we have achieved something very exciting! It has been brilliant that so many festivals have reacted so well to it, and ultimately that people are drawn to it and find it an exciting and fun watch”.
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