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US Premiere

Director: Freddy Syborn

United Kingdom, 2018, 15 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2019

Category:Narrative Short

Genres:Comedy, Satire

Cast:Harry Enfield, Jon Snow

Crew:Writers: Freddy Syborn, Liam Williams, Charlotte Ritchie, Adam Drake, Ben Rowse, Matilda Wnek - Producer: Caroline Lawrence


When a misjudged referendum on capital punishment comes back 50.9% in favour of hanging, a group of inept junior civil servants meet on the first day of their new job in the Department of Capital Punishment. It's up to them to give the British people back control... by bringing back hanging.

About the director

Freddy Syborn wrote Old Boys (Film4/BFI), directed by Toby Macdonald, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2018.

Freddy wrote and directed his short film, Isla Traena, in autumn 2015. Isla Traena was shown at the Palm Springs, New Orleans, Mill Valley and the London Short Film Festivals among others. He wrote and directed Damascene, a feature-length piece which received its international premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2018.


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