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'Champ'
18 May 2023 13 mins 48s
Twisted Tale
by Syd Briscoe

The strained relationship between a father and his teenage son is explored in this touching short film. Directed by Ben Tricklebank, the piece is surprisingly tender despite the father's overall gruff exterior, as he struggles to connect with his child in a meaningful way.

He's clearly trying his best though, and it's that obvious effort which elevates the story above a run of the mill tough guy tale. Just when it looks like there's going to be a sweet ending, however, a shocking twist throws the whole narrative into a brand new perspective.

It's the sort of unexpected turn which makes you want to immediately watch the piece over again, keeping your eyes peeled for subtle clues which may have been missed. This is intriguing, intense, and a visceral example of how being a 'bad guy' doesn't necessarily make someone a bad person all the way down.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



Director: Ben Tricklebank (Missing Link Films)
Producer: Annika Dawson
EP: Diane McArter / Ben Davies / David Thorne / David Beazley
DOP: Oren Soffer
Editor: Doobie White
Colourist: Andrew Francis
Writer: Ben Tricklebank / James Gould-Bourn

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Short Films
'Champ'
18 May 2023 13 mins 48s

Twisted Tale

The strained relationship between a father and his teenage son is explored in this touching short film. Directed by Ben Tricklebank, the piece is surprisingly tender despite the father's overall gruff exterior, as he struggles to connect with his child in a meaningful way.

He's clearly trying his best though, and it's that obvious effort which elevates the story above a run of the mill tough guy tale. Just when it looks like there's going to be a sweet ending, however, a shocking twist throws the whole narrative into a brand new perspective.

It's the sort of unexpected turn which makes you want to immediately watch the piece over again, keeping your eyes peeled for subtle clues which may have been missed. This is intriguing, intense, and a visceral example of how being a 'bad guy' doesn't necessarily make someone a bad person all the way down.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



Director: Ben Tricklebank (Missing Link Films)
Producer: Annika Dawson
EP: Diane McArter / Ben Davies / David Thorne / David Beazley
DOP: Oren Soffer
Editor: Doobie White
Colourist: Andrew Francis
Writer: Ben Tricklebank / James Gould-Bourn

Short Films 18 May 2023
'Champ' 13 mins 48s

Twisted Tale

by Syd Briscoe

The strained relationship between a father and his teenage son is explored in this touching short film. Directed by Ben Tricklebank, the piece is surprisingly tender despite the father's overall gruff exterior, as he struggles to connect with his child in a meaningful way.

He's clearly trying his best though, and it's that obvious effort which elevates the story above a run of the mill tough guy tale. Just when it looks like there's going to be a sweet ending, however, a shocking twist throws the whole narrative into a brand new perspective.

It's the sort of unexpected turn which makes you want to immediately watch the piece over again, keeping your eyes peeled for subtle clues which may have been missed. This is intriguing, intense, and a visceral example of how being a 'bad guy' doesn't necessarily make someone a bad person all the way down.

Product Category: Short Films

Territory: UK



Director: Ben Tricklebank (Missing Link Films)
Producer: Annika Dawson
EP: Diane McArter / Ben Davies / David Thorne / David Beazley
DOP: Oren Soffer
Editor: Doobie White
Colourist: Andrew Francis
Writer: Ben Tricklebank / James Gould-Bourn