A naive young husband must face down his obsessive and psychotic friend when their plan to elicit a confession from his adulterous wife ends in murder.
Synopsis The morning after a family wedding, Charlotte and Dan Edmunds begin their long journey home. Hungover and arguing, they narrowly avoid hitting a broken down motorist. However, this is no random near miss. The man by the side of the road is Samuel, a colleague of Dan's. Righteous and determined, he is there to force Charlotte in to admitting her affair. But a confession may not be enough. With Dan naively complicit in Samuel's appearance, he realises far too late the danger he has invited in to their world. By the end of the journey, only one person will survive.
THE PASSENGER is directed by Brian Franklin, written by Sinead Beverland, and stars Isaac Money, Abbie Steele & Luke Christian.
THE PASSENGER is the debut feature film from production company Guildhall Pictures and was made on a nano budget of just under £10,000. Shot entirely on GoPro cameras, within 6 days, in 1 location, with 3 cast and 9 crew.
The British Thrillogy:
THE PASSENGER is the first film in the British Thrillogy; a trilogy of thriller films bound together by a distinct British sensibility. Independent stories, each tale is set in one location and explores the dangers we do not see and the damage that society and our own minds can inflict.
With a passion for telling dark, entertaining and hyper real tales, the aim is to challenge what can be achieved and create memorable thriller stories and stand out characters. THE PASSENGER serves as a warning to us all about the dangers that arise if we choose not to challenge damaging ideas and behaviour.
The second film planned in the Thrillogy, is 'Kin'. Taking place in the 1990's and set entirely within a British pub, it explores addiction, the lure of money, dark sibling relationships and morality versus survival. Things are set to get extremely dark once the pub doors are locked.
The final film will be 'Home', bringing the Thrillogy back to where it first originated. Set within what appears to be a warm, comfortable and affluent home, the pressures of perceived expectation lead a mother to unimaginable actions. Turning the spotlight on the breakdown of a family and the worst crime imaginable, 'Home' is not the safe haven we are lead to believe.