The Act

Directed by Thomas Hescott


Drama , Historical

18 min


United Kingdom







It’s 1965, the eve of decriminalisation for acts of male homo- sexuality. Matthews, a young gay man at odds with the world and his own sexuality discovers love, sex and a family in the backstreets and underground bars of Soho.



  • OUTshine Film Festival
  • Bolton Film Festival
  • Raindance Film Festival
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Samuel Barnett, Simon Lennon, Cyril Nri, Annette Badland
  • Script:Pete Lawson, Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin
  • Cinematographer:Chris Fergusson
  • Editor:David I’Anson
  • Sound design & mix:Lewis Todd, Stefano Marchetti
  • Music:Nathan Klein
  • Producer:Elettra Pizzi
  • Production Company:130 Elektra Films, Cinema Hades

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