DON'T. STOP. RUNNING. is available now on Amazon Prime Video & Vimeo.
Synopsis: "They were on a treasure hunt - now they are the ones being hunted!"
The late 1800s, and while electricity brings light to London nights, some people still live in the darkness.
Among them, Clay. Recently escaped from prison, he’s a man with only one eye, a troubled past… and a treasure map.
Dragging his timid younger brother, 'Nugget', along for the ride, the two follow the map across an island wilderness.
But they're not the only ones on the island – and Clay’s past has ﬁnally caught up with him. In the distance – The Figure… The man who took Clay’s eye, and now wants his life.
Burdened by the treasure and their past, Clay and Nugget race through fears, betrayal and guilt – and across rivers, through forests, and over moors.
Finally, trapped on a ledge on a cliffside - high above the ocean - they eventually understand that the only way they’ll survive is together, as brothers.
Director Alexander Richardson comments...
"Making a feature-length ﬁlm requires passion. You go into a shoot of this scale knowing it isn’t going to be easy - and when it gets tough it’s passion that keeps you going. But making an action adventure, outside, in a British summer… That isn’t just tough - it’s crazy.
Our shoot began on a ﬁne August day, with clear skies and golden sunshine. The rain arrived two days later, and we maintained a tumultuous on-off relationship for the rest of the month. But, as someone who clearly hasn’t been rained on for 20 days straight once said, ‘if it’s easy, it ain’t worth doing’. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth doing.
And that’s been true at every stage of project. When we started, we hustled to get meetings - and went in with a clear pitch: We want to take you on an adventure.
People responded to this - and from all sections of the ﬁlm industry they offered their time, their energy - and their equipment. From MPC to Movietech, Hackenbacker to Technicolor - industry giants saw our passion and decided to help us get this ﬁlm made.
A ﬁlm made with passion. A ﬁlm made to entertain. And a ﬁlm with some jaw-dropping imagery. Thanks, rain.
DON’T. STOP. RUNNING. was shot entirely on location - with the South West of England standing in for a remote island wilderness...
DON’T. STOP. RUNNING. was shot entirely on location - with the South West of England standing in for a remote island wilderness. Director Alexander Richardson grew up here, near the town of Bridgwater in Somerset, and knew the potential of the dramatic landscapes in the area.
The shoot covered the Quantock Hills, the North Devon coastline, the Bristol channel, Dartmoor and the Mendips - before heading to London and the Victorian library at University College London for some interior night shoots.
DON’T. STOP. RUNNING. showcases the variety, drama and cinematic quality of the British landscape in a way few ﬁlms do...
DON’T. STOP. RUNNING. showcases the variety, drama and cinematic quality of the British landscape in a way few ﬁlms do. From sheer cliff-faces to twisted forests, claustrophobic gorge pathways to barren moorland - the British countryside plays a central role in this stunning ﬁlm.