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Still

Still Feature Film




Synopsis

Set in London STILL is a haunting, deeply moving and disturbing film about the journey which, as a parent, we hope we will never have to make. Tom Carver is a man stumbling blindly towards a crossroads in his life, thrown out of focus by the death of his teenage son a year earlier in a car accident. He becomes involved in a feud with a teenage gang after a seemingly harmless collision with a young kid. This feud becomes gradually more disturbing and horrifying as Carver’s life starts to unravel until its painful and shattering climax. 


FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bahamas International Film Festival 2014 - New Visions

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Belfast Film Festival 2015 - New Cinema

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Braunschweig International Film Festival 2015 - Der Heinrich (Competition)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago International Film Festival 2014 - New Directors

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cleveland International Film Festival 2015 - World Tour

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dinard British Film Festival 2015 - Features In Preview

  • WINNER - Galway Film Fleadh 2014 - Best International 1st Feature Film

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Gent Film Festival 2015 - UK Cinema

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Independent Film Festival 2015 - 1st Feature Film

  • WINNER - London Independent Film Festival 2015 - Best Director

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Newport Beach Film Festival - Feature

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palm Beach International Film Festival 2015 - International

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Southend on Sea Film Festival 2015 - Closing Gala

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tiburon International Film Festival 2015 - Northern California Premiere


fILM REVIEWS

"Writer/director Simon Blake's provocative debut feature taps into society's collective fear of young people in a way that will resonate with anyone who has ever lived in a major city" ★★★✩✩ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies

"Still marks a creatively inclined project for Simon Blake, who cannot be faulted for his aptitude for ingenuity, with a palpable attempt to be experimental in his means of storytelling" ★★★✩✩ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

"Not only is Still and intense look at a father's tragic descent into madness over losing his son, but it's also a surprisingly, extremely competent film from first-time director Simon Blake" ★★★★ Robert Kojder, We Got This Covered

"The film, set in north London, is stylishly shot and Gillen plays the troubled lead with a mercurial mix of swagger, self-loathing and self-pity" ★★★✩✩ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent(UK)

“Strong performances and vivid production design buoy up this evocative, troubling film that shows flashes of brilliance from writer/director Simon Blake” ★★★✩✩ Karen Krizanovich, Radio Times

"We are so used to seeing Aidan Gillen playing power-wielding politicos that it's disconcerting to see how comfortably he inhabits the skin of a character hurtling towards rock bottom in Still" ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Times(UK)