THE TRUANTS
 

WRITER & DIRECTOR / UK / 13 MINS / 2016

Two teenage boys break free from school to embark on a dangerous adventure, as they truant their way across the threatening industrial landscape which surrounds them.

The Truants had its international premiere at one of the largest youth film festivals in the world, the prestigious 46th Giffoni Film Festival in Italy. Winning multiple awards, the film has screened at over 30 film festivals around the globe, with praise from BAFTA award-winning director Shane Meadows and Oscar® nominated producer Stephen Woolley.

"An exceptional feat in short filmmaking... It’s rare that we come across a short film that grips us from beginning to end."

Short Sighted Cinema

"Incredibly realistic and compelling study of anti-socialism, neglect, delinquency and bullying."

UK Film Review


FESTIVALS & AWARDS
30 festival screenings and 7 awards

•  Short of the Week Official Selection
•  Shooting People Film of the Month
•  BFI Future Film Festival Official Selection
•  British Shorts Berlin Official Selection
•  London Short Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying)
•  Etiuda & Anima Film Festival Official Selection
•  Castellinaria Film Festival Winner ‘Best Film’
•  Cinemagic Film Festival Official Selection
•  Giffoni Film Festival Official Selection
•  The Shortest Nights Official Selection


PRESS ARTICLES

•  Short of the Week Film Review
•  Blackmagic Design Splice Press Article
•  UK Film Review Film Review
•  Independent Critic Film Review
•  Lancashire Telegraph Press Launch