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How Many References Can You Find in This Darkest of Christmas Films?

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Editors’ Choice: Armoury’s Jack Laurence puts a gangland spin on Christmas - and offers you the chase to bag yourself a bottle of brandy

How Many References Can You Find in This Darkest of Christmas Films?

Black Christmas is the new short film from director Jack Laurance at London production company, Armoury.

A dark and distinctly alternative take on the festive season, the film is a disturbing gangland tale that turns all your favourite Christmas clichés on their heads.

Dripping with menace, it features a far from saintly expectant young mother, a bloodthirsty reindeer and a plot with more twists than a candy cane. 

It’s the ultimate antidote to Christmas ad overkill and a gift for anyone with an appreciation for gallows humour. Watch out for a whole host of ingenious and sinister clues referencing well-loved Yuletide traditions…

Pouring brandy on your Christmas pudding will never be the same again.


Credits

Writer/Director: Jack Laurance

Exec Producer: Clare Gibson

Producer: Selina Dey

DOP: Robin Horn

Art Director: Kate Stamp

Stylist/Hair & Makeup: Eilie Yermakova

Editor: Leila Sarraf at Trim

Colorist: Houmam at Electric Theatre Collective

Sound Designer: James Downham at Azimuth

Foley: Paul James at Wafer Audio


Brandy - Holly Weston

Moss - Michael McKell

Pudding - Nigel Boyle

Young girl - Stella Roberts

Reindeer - 'Stocking' at Amazing Animals


Casting Director: Anna Kennedy

1st AD: Ed Bellamy

2nd AD: Mark McPadden

Production Co-ordinator: Helen Turner

Gaffer: John Burke

Camera Operator: Ben Perry

Focus Puller: Chris Hayden

2nd AC: Nick Stevenson

DIT: Joe Jamieson

Sound Recordist: Ali Pares

Art Dept Assistant: Kate Wood

Production Assistant: Edwina Dennison

Spark: Steve Pochetty

Spark: Justin Lewis

Unit Driver: Lars Fermor

Runner/Driver: Michel Bewley

Runner: Zoran Nayagam

Colour Producer: James Drew at ETC

VFX: Pedro Gundar


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Production Company

Director: Jack Laurence

Production Company: Armoury

Genres: People, Action

lbbonline.com, Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:26:46 GMT