Joseph Martin’s Us and Them is a new independent thriller from Fantomeline Pictures with a very socially conscious theme. Check out the trailer for it below.
Angry and frustrated, working class Danny aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance.
A darkly comic, raw and controversial thriller that packs a hard punch at the inequalities and divisions that led to Brexit and Trump’s victory. Danny (Jack Roth), an ordinary working class kid, is angry and frustrated at the rough deal he faces. When he confronts Conrad (Tim Bentinck) a member of today’s privileged elite, he aims to teach him and his kind a lesson they will never forget. Holding Conrad and his family hostage in their plush mansion, Danny and his pals force Conrad into a deadly game of chance. Danny’s master plan is to kick-start a revolution by streaming attacks against the super-rich one percent on the web. His ultimate goal? To terrify the elite into bringing about change. Danny’s cohorts, however, have other ideas – and in a confusing cocktail of terror, deceit and twisting narrative, we are left wondering which side people are on – and everyone’s values are questioned. With its visceral energy and unsettling stream of consciousness plot, ‘Us and Them’ is the antithesis of the safe, cosy British period drama. Writer/director Joe Martin taps into his blue collar roots to capture the zeitgeist of outsider politics that have gripped the western world. In Us and Them he lays bare the inequality and anger that wrong footed the media and led to the shock events of 2016.
The film was written and directed by Joseph Martin and produced by Danielle Clark. Us and Them stars Jack Roth, Sophie Colquhoun, Tim Bentinck, Carolyn Backhouse, Andrew Tiernan, Daniel Kendrick, Paul Westwood and Louis Dempsey.
Us and Them is currently making the rounds at film festivals. It can been seen next at SXSW on March 10th, 2017. There is a UK release date for April 23rd, 2017. Whether that is a theatrical release or not, we don’t know yet.