Now we can add Tommy Jessop (“Line Of Duty (TV)”, “Fighter (Short)”) who stars in Ben Reid’s (“Banged Up Abroad (TV)”, “Dope (TV)”) and Owen Gower’s (“Goldfish (Short)”, “Still The Enemy Within”) short film, Innocence.
Running the home is Richard Glover (“Darkest Hour”, “War Machine”), a man who appears to have very little regard for the residents or any part of humanity really.
Once in, the police immediately head for the CCTV and see a figure fall to his death, they also capture Jessop on the cameras.
Lowe heads upstairs to speak to Jessop who begins to tell the story of the evening, somewhat reluctantly, giving Lowe the impression she has won him round.
We see this story in flashback, the argument between Glover and Jessop, Spellman tempted by the drink. But what are we watching here? The real deal, or is this what someone wants us to see?
Reid and Gower have created a great short film here, jam packed with tension, it is dark and moody, the pace slowing and quickening at just the right times.
There’s a constant edge of…something. It always feels like something is about to happen and that what has happened, might not be the end of it all.
Innocence is a wonderful short film with great performances all round.